Mr. Osten Olorunsola is a Geology graduate from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, with over four decades of experience-based knowledge, skills, and expertise in petroleum resource management, notably in policy formulation, implementation, crafting legislation, regulation of opportunity realisation, field development, and commercial operations. He served various companies and agencies of government in Nigeria, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States of America.
After 10 years in petroleum geoscience roles in Agip-ENI, he spent 22 years with Shell International in leading positions in corporate planning and economics. He was the Petroleum Engineering Manager for the first major deep offshore development in Nigeria, and has experience with technology deployment in Russia, and hydrocarbon resources management for Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA).
He retired from Shell International as Vice President of Commercial Gas Business for SSA thereafter serving as Adviser to two Ministers of Petroleum Resources, later as Director of Petroleum Resources, and subsequently as the technical lead for drafting the Petroleum Industry Bill from 2010 till 2019.
He is a Fellow and Country Chairman of the Energy Institute, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Energetikos Limited, and holds several non-executive board positions.
He was appointed to the Board of Aradel Holdings in 2014.