... Building local capacities in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry
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Dr. Amaijaan Bertram Ikuru is a graduate of Civil Engineering from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. He bagged his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and PhD in Management (Business Policy and Strategic Management) from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.
He joined the Board from Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) on Leave of Absence, having garnered 22 years work experience with SPDC.
Prior to his engagement with the Board in July 2018, Dr. Ikuru was the Manager, Programme Management – Fit for the Future Programme in SPDC. He also held other Management positions in the course of his career with SPDC, including Manager, Upstream International Cost Ambition Programme, Manager, Community Content Development and Head Corporate Affairs Planning and Strategy.
At SPDC he won the following awards/commendations: Award of Excellence from the Royal Dutch Shell CEO; Special recognition award for “exceptional performance in the Planning team delivery,” SPDC – 2004 and Excellence in Social Performance for the Shell Contractor’s Funding Scheme.
Dr. Ikuru has in-depth knowledge and experience in strategy formulation, organizational cost efficiency, stakeholders management, contract funding and human capital development. He has also initiated numerous laudable programmes that have promoted indigenous capacity and capability in the Oil and Gas Industry.
Ikuru is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and a seasoned writer, who has written several publications and conference papers.