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Omotowa, NLNG MD, named Global President of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply


27 October 2014




The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), has appointed Nigeria LNG’s (NLNG) Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Babs Omotowa, as its Global President for 2014/2015.


In selecting Omotowa for the role, the UK headquartered CIPS’ Global Board of Trustees said his appointment was based on self-recognition and his strong contributions to global procurement and supply governance and practice.


Omotowa’s distinguishing selection to the global chartered body makes this only the second of its kind in the institute’s 82 year history, of appointing its President on self-recognition.


With his calm demeanor, strategic vision, global experience and knowledge, and proven judgment, Omotowa will be the brand face and chief representative of CIPS, leading over 100,000 members in some 150 countries where the body is represented


In his over 20-year career, Omotowa has continually broken barriers, and in his reaction said:


“I am honoured by this global appointment. It speaks volumes about our four core values at NLNG - integrity, teamwork, excellence and caring. I trust this appointment will give an added push to the drive to develop Nigerians and Africans professionally, an aspiration that NLNG has been at the forefront of, in line with the company’s overall vision to help build a better Nigeria.”


Omotowa will assume the position in November 2014 succeeding Craig Lardner, an Australian.


David Noble, CIPS’ Group CEO said, “We’re delighted to welcome Babs Omotowa as the next CIPS President. He will be an asset to the profession and to the institute as he brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge about procurement and supply management as well as business principles. We’re particularly pleased as Omotowa is our first procurement professional-turned-CEO as president and demonstrates how ability in the profession can develop into the highest leadership roles in business. We are confident that his approach to his presidential year, and the CIPS theme of Procurement and Supply Comes of Age - Raise your Game, Raise your Voice, will offer a call to action that our members will respond to and help them understand the language of business so they too can achieve similar success.”

Omotowa brings to the position extensive leadership experience gained working on high profile oil and gas projects in Nigeria and other parts of the globe. He has been a Vice President and Director of some of Nigeria’s storied oil and gas projects, including Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and West African Pipeline Company, (WAPCO).


Omotowa’s procurement and supply chain management experience includes functioning as General Manager Supply Chain for Shell Nigeria Exploration and Company (SNEPCo) and The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).


In July 2014, he delivered a paper at the CIPS Pan African Conference at Lusaka, Zambia, sharing his perspectives on the concept of “Social Entrepreneur Thinking” as a game changer for procurement and supply. The paper titled ‘Good procurement, good for society, good for People”, set out how the role of procurement and supply, could deliver enduring value to society.

NLNG is owned by four shareholders, namely, the Federal Government of Nigeria, represented by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC (49%),  Shell Gas BV, SGBV, (25.6%), Total LNG Nigeria Limited (15%), and Eni International (N.A,) N. V. S. a. r. l (10.4%).




Kudo Eresia-Eke

General Manager, External Relations


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