Dr. Azhinoto Ikpah, Founder CEO

Dr. Azhinoto Ikpah, Chairman of the Nubian Foundation is pioneer and entrepreneur with over 40 years’ experience in upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the Oil and Gas Industry both in U.S. and in Nigeria. 

Dr. Ikpah is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nubian Nigeria Limited and Oil and Gas firm focused on environmental and waste management, reservoir and petroleum engineering providing best practice services in the Sub-Saharan Africa and globally through the deployment of technology, expertise and knowledge-driven work process. 

Dr. Ikpah is co-founder and Chairman of the Hess Pharmaceutical Company Limited that is specialized in the manufacture of ophthalmological medicines and generic pharmaceuticals as well as ownership of a chain of pharmacies in Nigeria. Dr. Ikpah’s avid consulting skills have benefitted many companies including Hunter Associates (water supply and wastewater engineers), Fagin Petroleum and Improved Petroleum Recovery Inc. Dallas Texas (water supply and wastewater engineering incorporating petroleum and reservoir Engineering) and Baker Hughes/Baker Petrolite (processing and production of petrochemicals).  

Dr. Ikpah has been the Head, Environment/Pollution Control Department in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC, the oil corporation through which the federal government of Nigeria regulates and participates in the country's petroleum industry) and was a founding member of the Clean Nigeria Associate and the Nigeria Environment Society as well as representing the Oil Producers Trade Section of the NNPC. 

Dr. Ikpah has been the team leader in many subsurface petroleum engineering field development studies for various stakeholders including  Shell, SPDC (Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria which is the operator of a Joint Venture Agreement involving the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation), Mobil, Agip,  NAOC (Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited) and Total Fina Elf.  Dr. Ikpah is an Educationist and aspires to develop innovative education in Nigeria which involves skill acquisition, academic, certificate and certification programs.