Meet The Team

Name: Salisu Isihak
Role: Organiser

Salisu ISIHAK is a multiple award-winning energy expert with over 10-year experience in energy and corporate strategy. He is Senior Advisor to ED-REF at Rural Electricity Agency where he contributes in providing access to modern energy to over 100 million people in Nigerian through innovative renewable-energy technologies to achieve the UN SDG7. He had worked at NNPC Retail where he led some initiatives that increased the organization’s profitability and streamlined processes. Isihak had developed a platform for young professionals in energy to exchange ideas and proffer solutions to key developmental challenges. He had represented Nigeria in Italy and presented Nigeria’s Energy Transition Roadmap to the Senior Executives of UNDP, IEA, ESMAP etc. Isihak sits on the Board of FAZMA Foundation, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Abuja and co-founded SALZIUM Green. He is Chair of the Future Energy Leaders Nigeria and sits on the Council of Nigerian Association for Energy Economics. A member of Energy Institute, Isihak has published papers and received grants to speak at various fora from organization such as UNIDO, World Bank, European Union, etc. He holds B.Sc, with First Class Honors, in Economics from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto and M.Sc, with Distinction, in Energy Economics, from University of Dundee, United Kingdom.

Name: Bello
Role: Head, IT Services and Design

Bello is an oil and gas professional and currently holds the position of Data Management Analyst in National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) - a corporate unit is the NNPC Ltd. In addition, he serves as a Business Advisor to the Group General Manager NAPIMS. His responsibilities involve efficient collection and analysis of data informed business decisions. Mr. Bello, while working in the upstream oil and gas business, participated in the Nigerian energy initiatives that have so far yielded valuable impact. Mr. Bello is currently engaged in various activities in the Nigerian oil and gas sector including the National Upstream Cost Optimization Program (NUCOP), the Nigerian Crude Oil Security Trust and the NNPC Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) Implementation Committee to address the most pressing issues facing the industry in the region. Prior to joining NNPC Ltd, he worked as Data Scientist at Foxshyre Analytics Ltd, Aberdeen, UK, a start-up company birthed from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen where he obtained MSc in Data Science. While at Foxshyre, he headed the team that developed machine learning algorithms for corrosion detection in oil and gas facilities. His research in application of AI in the energy sector has been published at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Glasgow UK, July 2020. In his free time, he enjoys cycling and driving highways.

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