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Wumi Iledare

Professor Emeritus Wumi Iledare (PEWI) has over 40 years of technical, professional, and academic experience analyzing the geopolitics and economics of oil and gas industry and the global oil and gas economy. An expert in international petroleum economics and fiscal regimes analytics, Dr. Iledare, is the Executive Director, Emmanuel Egbogah Foundation for Petroleum and Energy Industry Economics and Policy Advocacy, Abuja, Nigeria. He served on the Nigeria National Assembly Technical Advisory Team to the Joint Committee on Petroleum Industry Reforms from 2015 – 2021. A Distinguished Fellow and the immediate Past President of Nigeria Association for Energy Economics (NAEE, 2015-2019), Iledare is a Senior Fellow and the 2008 President of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE), the 2014 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), and the Director, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE, Africa Region in 2019-2021. Iledare publishes, severally, on oil and gas economics, technology, and policy, ranking among the top 500 SCOPUS authors in Nigeria, 2014-2020. Iledare is a recipient of several professional awards including NAEE Lifetime Achievement Award, Outstanding SPE Africa Regional Award for his contributions to petroleum engineering in SPE Africa; and the prestigious Award for Outstanding Contribution to the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).

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