Dr. Irune is the Chief Operating Officer, Oando Energy Resources (OER), Oando PLC’s upstream business. Prior to assuming this role in 2018, he was the Chief Strategy & Corporate Services Officer at Oando PLC from 2016 – 2018. He also served as the Head of Corporate Communications from 2013 – 2016, where he oversaw all internal and external brand-building efforts across the company’s business entities.
‘Alex’ spearheaded the global communications strategy following Oando’s successful $1.5bn acquisition of ConocoPhillips Nigeria’s upstream assets. Recently, he re-enacted these efforts in the wake of a $210 million strategic partnership between Oando Downstream, Vitol and Helios Investment Partners to create OVH Energy; and a $115.8 million Midstream alliance between Oando Gas & Power and Helios.
Prior to his time at Oando PLC in 2011, Alex worked in the United Kingdom as an In-Vehicle Systems Designer with Nissan, Honda, and Jaguar Land Rover.
‘Alex’ graduated from the University of Nottingham with a B.Sc. in Computer Science in 2002, and attained his PhD in Computer Science from the same university in 2009.