Board of Directors

Sunny Obienu (Chairman of Board)

Sunny has 30 years’ experience in ExxonMobil, spanning functional areas like Oil and Gas Law, Human Resources, Governance, Research and Intelligence. A Nigerian Chief, Sunny brings to the Board of Proxima, a rare combination of relevant industry experience, knowledge of the law and policies guiding the industry, an extensive government/political clout, and significant industry access.

Adedayo Ojo (Ag. Managing Director/CEO)

With over 25 years’ experience in the energy sector, 15 of which were in ExxonMobil, Adedayo has very significant experience in the operations of the industry. He is a world class communication expert, seasoned manager and a good leader of people. In 1996, he set up the first fully fledged Government Relations office for an oil multinational in Nigeria. He also serves on the Board of Caritas Communications Limited, Nigeria’s most prestigious energy sector reputation management company. Adedayo has been honoured at home by the Modakeke Welfare Council and by his Alma Mater, University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Osun State. He brings to Proxima, deep knowledge of the industry and an uncommon understanding of the value opportunities in the industry.

Val Ezeokeke (Director)

Val has significant experience in commercial law in the Oil and Gas sector. He has decades of experience in the litigation, property law and asset practice, providing his knowledge service for a number of prestigious oil and gas companies. At Proxima, his insights are valuable in advising clients on how to go about acquiring energy assets.