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Chief Sena Anthony- For Her Contributions To The Development Of The Petroleum Industry & Gas Sector In Nigeria

After 31 years of meritorious service with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Chief Sena Anthony is now a Lagos based Oil and Gas Consultant. She was in the board of and Oando Plc before she resigned in June this year. After her graduation in Law from the University of Lagos in 1973, she was called to the Bar in 1974.

After 31 years of meritorious service with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Chief Sena Anthony is now a Lagos based Oil and Gas Consultant. She was in the board of and Oando Plc before she resigned in June this year. After her graduation in Law from the University of Lagos in 1973, she was called to the Bar in 1974. She worked meritoriously with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for 31 years before she retired as Coordinator (Group Executive Director) Corporate Secretariat and Legal Division/Secretary to the Group Board of NNPC. Out of her unbeatable high grade performance, she became the first female to be appointed to such a position in NNPC and was also in charge of the legal Division and secretary to the Group Board NNPC for 10 years. Her level of professionalism and dexterity in services also earned her the position of director of several subsidiary and investee companies of NNPC such as Brass LNG Limited.

Whilst with NNPC,  her unparalleled intellect in legal matters in the oil and gas made her   produced numerous legal documentation relating to the development, construction and operations for various major oil and gas sectors such as petroleum sharing contracts, various agreements for Nigeria LNG, the West African Gas Pipeline and Brass LNG projects.

Through her professional expertise and intellectual competence, she had served in/chaired various government committees to produce policy and legislation pertaining to the petroleum industry such as Committee on Gas Reforms, Committee on Legislation for production Sharing Contracts. She was also appointed as a member of the Government Technical Committee for the drafting of the Petroleum Bill.

Chief Sena Anthony’s depth of knowledge in the Oil and Gas Law elevated her to the exalted position as the first African to chair the Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the first black African to be appointed Honorary Life member Council of International Bar Action. She is a member of top professional bodies such as  Fellow- Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law Policy, University of Dundee Scotland; Fellow of the Institute of Directors. She is also a member of the distinguished Nigerian Body of Benchers and a life Bencher, and a member-Chattered Institute of Arbitrators of the UK.

She has attended various international courses and seminars on Oil and Gas Law and Policy including the Oxford University Oil and Gas Policy course for company directors and the Harvard Business School for the development of this sector in Nigeria and beyond. For her enormous contributions to the development of the Petroleum Industry and the Oil and Gas sector in Nigeria, Chief Sena Anthony is Somthing2Know Amazon of the Week. Please appreciate her.

Nathaniel Udoh

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