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Funmi Ogbue

Funmi OgbueCEO Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry

Funmi Ogbue

Funmi Ogbue, a member of ACE Health Foundation's ACE Global Leaders of Excellence Network, is a leading executive in the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry, with thirty years of industry experience and a growing list of accomplishments.

Funmi is currently the Managing Director of Zigma Limited - an organization she co-founded. Zigma provides Engineering, Procurement & Construction Management (EPCM) Services and has acquired a marginal field upstream asset in Nigeria.

Prior to Zigma, Funmi held leadership roles such as the Human Resources Director, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, British American Tobacco Ghana and Nigeria, the Head of Change Management and Diversity & Inclusiveness Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company. She also worked in Nexen (formerly known as Canadian Occidental Petroleum), and Abacan Resources.

Funmi has demonstrated the importance of female leadership in a country where 50% of the population is women and largely underemployed. She is the President and Co-Founder of the Women in Energy Network (WIEN), an association established to provide a platform for Women that work across the Energy Sector value chain. She has built successful structures on which organizations have thrived in the consulting, defense and development sectors. She is the founder of Jake Riley Limited – a projects execution company. She is a top executive at Libra Security Services Ltd – a company focused on providing Security related services, including defence procurement services. She is also a co-founder.of the Support our Troops Foundation, an NGO set up to promote citizens’ support for the Nigerian. military and their families.

Funmi was honored to be voted as the woman in Oil and Gas of the year by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources Nigeria’s organized conference the Nigerian International Energy Summit in 2022 listed by NIPRO as one of the Global Top 40 under 40 female professionals in 2008. Other honors include Trek Africa’s Humanitarian Personality of the Year, and the African Female Impact Leadership Award.

Funmi holds an M.Sc. in Organizational Change & Development from the University of Manchester, and a B.Sc. in Sociology from the University of Lagos.