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2022 ILC SPEAKERS

Lilian Ikokwu, Nigeria

Lilian Ikokwu had finished a Bachelor’s in computer science from Nnamdi Azikiwe University when she had an epiphany. “Computer science is defined by rules and codes, programming languages and artificial intelligence,” she said. “Shortly after graduation, she decided to try out other things to develop creative solutions for ingenious business problems.”

She navigated to marketing with her creativity, communication skills, and analytical abilities. Lilian’s career trajectory has been an interesting one. Fresh to working in the oil and gas industry, she tried different size roles. She worked as a commercial branch manager, Lubricants and VAP Manager, Customer Care Manager, Network Optimization Manager, Head Lubricants (Sales & Marketing), and now Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Lilian has come a long way with an impressive role as CMO of one of Nigeria’s most prominent indigenous marketers of choice, OVH Energy Marketing. She is currently the Chief Marketing Officer of OVH Energy Marketing

Roberto Vargas, Mexico

With over 40 years of experience within the Industry of Chemical Additives for Lubricants, Roberto Vargas is a Chemical Engineer with a Master of Science Degree and MBA with Specialties in Sales, Marketing, and Top Management. Roberto has gained his experience working in different assignments from Technical, Commercial, and Top Management for the companies like Lubrizol, Mexico, and CCA, from 1981 to 2015 as well as Mexzol for 6 years. Mexzol provides Technical and Commercial Consultants for the Lubricant Industry in Latin America. Mexzol currently represents Italmatch Chemicals, Franklin Electric Grid Solutions, and US Technologies.

Indu M Gupta, UAE

As a Director for Product Research and Development at Innova Refining & Trading FZE with over two decades of technical experience in tribology, Indu has a Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry and a Master of Technology degree in Chemical Analysis. She has previously worked as General Manager of Technical Service in Gulf Oil International and was a Researcher at Shell Global Solutions.

Taiye Williams, Nigeria

Mr Taiye Williams is an experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Petroleum, Business Planning, Management, and Downstream Oil & Gas. Strong business development professional graduated from Yaba College of Technology. He is currently the Managing Director at Lubcon Limited.

Niket Shah, India

Niket Shah is the Director at Openspace Services Pvt Ltd. He has over 16 years of experience in various IT roles such as technical architect, delivery and deployment head, leading enterprise solutions for various domains and largescale companies. ​His area of experience includes Digital Transformation, Custom Web Application Development, Mobile Application, Cloud Infrastructure Solutions for various domains. ​​Niket has 15+ project delivery experience leading global teams, responsible for all aspects of digital transformation.​ Having worked with Fujitsu Global, he got the opportunity to work with leading companies like Alltel Wireless, Fossil Group, Nalco Inc US, for various technical roles. His expertise guarantees his ability to understand Business Domains, Solutioning Enterprise Level applications, Microservices Architecture, Cloud Solutions and start product development from Scratch to Enterprise level applications.

Godwin Gabriel-Ejeh, Nigeria

Godwin is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria. He has vast experience in banking, supply chain and operations, marketing, sales and operation planning as well as finance and management. He has over 3 years of experience in the banking industry, 9 years experience in FMCG, 5 years experience in an Agriculture and Agrochemical company. He has worked with Zenith Bank, PZ Cussons Plc and Haier Thermacool Ltd (HPZ), and Syngenta Nigeria Limited. He holds an HND in Accounting from Benue State Polytechnic, Post Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain from Warwick University, UK and an M.Sc. in Process Business Management from Warwick University, UK. He has a passion for continuous improvement, Processes and Finance. He is currently the General Manager Operations at Pacegate Limited responsible for operational processes and procedures to ensure the delivery of quality products and services. He is responsible for supply chain, Administration, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), Quality Control and General administration.