Executive Director

Olayinka Arowolo CEO

Mr. Arowolo 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. With years of international experience in African upstream strategy, marketing, business development, finance and as a founding partner & member of the Board he  continues to develop priority oil & gas sector opportunities for Nabirm.

Executive Director

Ralph Malone

Mr. Malone is an accomplished and well-traveled executive who has built a solid reputation across diverse sectors including Renewables, Real Estate, Aerospace, Automotive, and Energy. Retiring from American football in 1989 Mr. Malone has developed expertise in the seamless transformation of companies in need of specialist intervention. He serves on several boards and he brings that experience to the fore.

Executive Director

Anthony F. Kume Kangkolo

Mr. Kangkolo has 24 years of proven entrepreneurial and executive managerial proficiency in key sectors of the oil & gas industry. He has extensive skills in strategic business planning, execution, decision-making, finance and personnel management. With years  of exposure to the upstream oil & gas sector,  he brings a wealth of knowledge to Nabirm’s board. 

Non Executive Director

Lisa Swoboda

Ms. Swoboda is a risk mitigation professional with more than 20 years of experience working for several global corporations. She has developed expertise in many fields including petroleum, agriculture, and chemical applications. Recently retiring from her latest position as an executive underwriter, she works exclusively on issues related to Nabirm and its stakeholders.

Non Executive Director

Dr. Rotimi Akingbola

Dr. Rotimi Akingbola is a practicing specialist Obstetrician/ Gynaecologist in Ontario Canada. With medical experience in Africa , Europe and now North America he is a widely travelled and broad minded physician with varied clinical and administrative skills. Primarily qualified as a doctor MB BS from Nigeria in 1986 and then attained his specialist qualification MRCOG in UK in 1994 . He obtained the FRCSC specialist qualification in Canada in 2000 where he is still in practices to date. 

Principal Geologist

Dr. Angsar Wanke

Dr. Angsar is a geologist with over 20 years of experience in various fields including regional mapping, geochemistry, hydro- and engineering geology, sedimentology and seismic stratigraphy. He is a full-time lecturer at the University of Namibia geology department. His main area of expertise is in the petroleum geology of Southern African offshore and onshore basins.