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Kigali, Rwanda
31 May - 02 June 2022


Engineer Yusuf Usman is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE) and a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He has over 30 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas Industry.

Engr. Usman started his carrier in 1987 as a Facilities/Project Engineer with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). In 1993, he joined the Services of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as Facilities Engineer and rose to become the Technical Assistant to GGM NAPIMS in 2007.

in 2010 he was redeployed to Gas & Power Directorate as Deputy Manager, Calabar to Ajaokuta Pipeline (CAP) Project and concurrently as Deputy Project Manager of Lot A of the OB3. Arising from his exceptional performance and unparalleled leadership skills, Engr. Usman was seconded to the Office of the Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources (2011 – 2015) as Deputy Manager/Technical Assistant to Minister of Petroleum Resources (Gas Matters).

In January 2015, he was promoted to a Manager and redeployed to Gas Infrastructure Division, Gas & Power Directorate as Project Manager, OB3 (Lots A & B). In June 2016 he was posted as General Manager (Cover) Planning and Business Development of the Exploration and Production Directorate where he supported the development of Investment Document for the China Investment Road Show that triggered about $80 million dollars investment opportunity. He also developed strategy for E&P Directorate for enhanced oil to 2.3 million barrels a day and 1,500MMscf/d gas production to domestic market.

In August 2016, Engr. Usman was redeployed to the office of the Group Managing Director (GMD) as General Manager Upstream, responsible for Management and review of Upstream Oil and Gas developments. He managed bilateral projects in the GMD’s office, which included all engagements with Qatari Investors, Crude Supply from Niger, Moroccan Investors Projects etc. Through his resilience and hard work, Engr. Usman was promoted to the Position of Group General Manager/ Senior Technical Assistant to GMD in August 2017 where he served until his appointment as the Chief Operating Officer, Gas & Power in July 2019. Since his appointment, he has transformed Gas & Power Autonomous Business Unit (ABU) to the highest revenue earner in the NNPC Group.

Engr. Usman has attended several courses at home and abroad including the prestigious Stanford University in USA and IFP in France. He has presented several Technical Papers and attended Trainings, Seminars/ Workshops in Nigeria and abroad.

Engr. Yusuf Usman is the Chairman of the Boards of the following companies;

  1. West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo)
  2. NNPC Retail Limited;
  3. NLNG Ship Management Limited (NSML)
  4. ANOH Gas Processing Company (AGPC) Limited
  5. Ashtavinayak Hydrocarbon Limited (AHL)

He is also a member of the Board of the following companies.

  1. Nigerian Gas Company (NGC)
  2. Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC)
  3. NNPC Gas & Power Investment Company (NGPIC)
  4. West African Gas Limited (WAGL)

Under his leadership of the Gas & Power Autonomous Business Unit of NNPC, the AKK Gas Pipeline and NLNG Train 7 Projects have been flagged off and are currently being executed after several years of failed attempts.

A recipient of GMD’s merit award of excellence in 2009 and 2014/2015 respectively. He is happily married with children.

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