Board & Management


Olayinka Arowolo

Director & CEO.

Mr. Arowolo holds a Bachelors of Science in Computers & Information Systems (2003) and a Master of Business Administration in Finance (2005) both degrees from Clark Atlanta University, in the United States. Olayinka is a learned, highly motivated, new frontier professional with extensive know how in both planning and executing business strategies. As a self starter with a track record in deal origination, flow  and execution, he has built extensive relationships with key public and private sector decision makers globally.

Olayinka has amassed years of international experience in African upstream strategy, marketing, business development, finance and as a founding partner & member of the Board continually develops priority oil & gas sector opportunities for Nabirm.

Anthony F. Kume Kangkolo


Mr.  Kangolo holds a masters degree in Ships and Oceans Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He began his career with Schlumberger in the Golf of Mexico as an Oilfield Services Engineer. He has since occupied a number of important roles in various companies in the Oil and Gas industry. He is currently Board Chair and Director at Graffi BDA as well as CEO and Director at Nareser-KCSL Cameroon LTD a specialist Oilfied Marine Services Company and of Continental Energy and Services a South African Energy and Services company.

Anthony’s multilevel executive skills allow him to serve as the current Partner / Representative for a number of multinational corporations including Smith Lamnalco and Royal Boskalis BV as well as having worked closely in various capacities with Geokinetics. As a Director at NABIRM, he brings his high level of industry expertise to the boardroom.


Donald Watkins


In 2000, Mr. Watkins co-founded Alamerica Bank in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Watkins owns Pencor Orange Corp., the designated Manager of the Masada family of companies. Mr. Watkins also owns First Highland Group, LLC, a commercial real estate development company and Donald V. Watkins, P.C., a Birmingham, AL – based law firm and development company.

Donald holds a Bachelors degree from Southern Illinois University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama. Donald is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Washington, D.C. He serves on the Board of Directors of Nabirm,  State Mutual Insurance Company in Rome, Georgia, and he is a member of the World Bio Markets Advisory Council.