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

Ms. Lisa Swaboda

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

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.

Additionally, Mr. Malone is a visionary leader who is a Governor nominated Member of the state of Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission, a member of the Executive Advisory Board Georgia Tech Black Alumni Organization (GTBAO), a Board of Director with the Madison County Executive Airport Authority, a Board of Director with state of Alabama Robotics Technology Park and a Board of Director/Executive Committee of Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce. He is an international business development professional, with expertise in developing markets and he brings a wealth of experience to Nabirm.

Consulting 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.