Management Profile

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MD, NLNG Ship Management Limited  Temilola Okesanjo

Temilola Fatai Okesanjo, Nigerian, started his career in the maritime industry in 1981 as a Deck Cadet in the now defunct Nigerian National Shipping Lines (NNSL). He later graduated from Australian Maritime College as a Master Mariner in 1990. Soon after graduation, he worked briefly as a Master Mariner on Oil Tankers & Terminals before proceeding to World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden, to pursue a Master of Science degree in Shipping Management which he obtained in 1994. Temilola also sat for the (London) Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) examination, qualifying as a Chartered Shipbroker (MICS) in 1995. He has at various times worked as a Marine Superintendent/ SBM Pilot for Texaco Overseas Petroleum Company; Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC); Mobil Producing Unlimited; and Petroleum Development Company of Oman before joining NLNG in 1999 as Head of Shipping Operations. Temilola became the first Nigerian Head of the Shipping Department (Shipping Manager) in 2002 and the first Nigerian employee to rise to the position of a General Manager in 2005.

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