Meet Our Management Team

Crown treats the workforce as the greatest and most important asset. The major criterion for recruiting personnel is merit. Merit is the basic criterion for employment while every staff is judged on the basis of his ability, suitability and results delivery for specific tasks and positions. Race, sex, nationality, religion, background, marital status, sexual orientation never clouds our judgement.

The above criterion does not only apply to staff recruitment but also to staff promotion. Staff are upgraded in their particular skills through opportunities made available from company's organization and procedures. Our collective skills are formidable resources at the disposal of clients and could be brought to bear on major projects.

Below are the profiles of our key management staff:

Emeka Okwuosa

Meet our Chief Executive Officer, Emeka Okwuosa
Emeka Okwuosa is a seasoned engineer, administrator, entrepreneur and a visionary with over 35 years of experience in engineering in the following areas: maintenance and operations, teaching, wireline logging and interpretation, seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation, pipeline engineering, procurement and construction (EPCIC), project management, drilling and drilling services. Some of these activities span Europe, North Africa, West Africa, Gulf of Guinea/Central Africa and Indonesia. Emeka worked in various capacities for Schlumberger in positions that spanned Field Engineer to Technical Manager in the following parts of the World; Europe (Pau, France, Scotland), North Africa (Libya), West Africa (Mauritania, Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana), Gulf of Guinea/Central Africa (Nigeria, Benin Republic, Cameroun, Gabon, Congo and Angola) and Indonesia.

Emeka is passionate about development of human capacity in high technology areas of Oil and Gas Industry. This is being achieved via various schemes that have been instituted through the companies that he has founded and runs.

These include Graduate Training Program (recruitment of young graduates for one-year training program in areas of Project Management, Planning and Control, Maintenance, Quality Assurance/Control, etc) and Skill Acquisition program (targeting development of welding, fitting and operator skills).

Together with other key practitioners in the Oil and Gas Engineering, Exploration and Production sectors, Emeka was instrumental to the enactment of Oil and Gas Local Content Law three years ago. This Law has helped to institutionalize the development of sustainable local capacity in the Oil & Gas industry.

Emeka is the founder, Group Chief Executive Officer of the following companies:

OILSERV LIMITED: Pipeline/Facilities EPCIC & Maintenance Company (has wide ranging activities in the Niger Delta and across Nigeria; a major player in actualization of the Gas Master Plan in Nigeria – domestic gas distribution plan). OILSERV is ISO 9001:2008 certified. OILSERV LIMITED currently operates in other African countries, viz: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Benin Republic and Togo.

FRAZIMEX ENGINEERING LIMITED: An Engineering design company (front end and detail engineering). Activities cover Pipelines, Facilities, Civil Engineering works, Instruments, Electrical, etc.

FRAZOIL EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION (E & P) LIMITED: Exploration and Production Company (E&P), Owner of Blocks 1 & 3 Offshore Republic of Benin.

FRAZPOWER LIMITED: : This is a Gas Development company (Gas-To-Power). The strategic vision is to deliver at least 10 TCF of gas reserves in the next 10 years leveraging sources at varying levels of go-to-market readiness.

EKCEL FARMS LIMITED: This is an industrial farming establishment that is structured to farm and develop Cassava and Tomato products for both local and export purposes. Total land area to be utilized is 5,000 hectares and will employ upwards of 2,000 workers. The first phase is costing about $150m.

CROWN ENERGY RESOURCES LTD: The Company is a solids mineral extraction company. It is executing a Quarry project at Old Netim, Akamkpa Calabar, Cross River state of Nigeria. The company will promote quality production output, build the Local capacity and consolidate on Oilserv group overall investment strategy initiatives.

Emeka is a 1982 graduate of Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of IFE, ILE-IFE, Nigeria.

Emeka, a COREN (Council for the Regulation of Engineering) registered engineer, is a member of the following Professional bodies;

   
  • Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)
  • Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN)
  • Pipeline Professional Association of Nigeria (PLAN)
  • Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Nigerian Institute of Directors (IoD)

Emeka has received several awards in the course of practice of Oil and Gas EPCIC services all over the World, namely:

   
  • Award of Excellence by the Physics Department of the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 2006
  • OTC/PETAN Awards of Excellence in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • PETAN Lifetime Achievement Award (2015)
  • US Africa International Oil & Gas Leadership Award, Best of Africa 2013
  • Award of the Best CEO of the year 2013
  • Award of the Best CSR Company of the year 2013
  • Keyman Award of Excellence by the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) in February, 2014
  • Award of Excellence by the Nanotechnology Research Group of the Physics Department and Astronomy, University of Nigeria Nsukka in 2014 and 2016.
  • 2014 Oil and Gas Industry Achievement Award
  • 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award
  • Fidelity Bank Plc 2015 Distinguished Customer Award
  • 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award by Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN)
  • Award of Excellence by the Nanotechnology Research Group of the Physics Department, University of Nigeria Nsukka 2016
  • 2016 Nigeria Advancement Award for Creativity and Enterprise
  • International Socrates Award (UK) 2016
  • Award of Excellence by Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) 2016
  • 2016 PETAN Capacity Development Award
  • 2016 PETAN Corporate Social Responsibility Award
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree Award by Enugu State University of Science and technology (ESUT) 2016
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree Award in Business Administration (Hon.DBA) by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) 2016
  • Industrialist of the Year Award 2016
  • Agro Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2016 by Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS)
  • 2017 Entrepreneurship Award by the Anglican Communion, Enugu Diocese
  • 2017 National Productivity Order of Merit Award (NPOM) by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Emeka is a Knight of St. Christopher (KSC) of the Anglican Communion. He is married with children.

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Adegbite Falade

Meet our General Manager, Adegbite Falade
Gbite Falade joined the Oilserv Group as the Chief Operating Officer in March 2017. Prior to joining Oilserv, he has had extensive and global work experience across multiple Functions and value chain in the Oil, Gas & Power sectors. His previous work experiences have been with Shell, Oando Gas & Power, and Oando Energy Resources.

Gbite had functioned in the last decade in Snr Management and Executive career positions that spanned General Management, Operations, Commercial, Finance, Business Development, Strategy and Planning, Petroleum Economics, Project Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Asset Management. In his current role as Group COO, he is primarily responsible for Oilserv Ltd (the Pipelines and Facilities EPC) company, while also coordinating the day-to-day Operations of other subsidiaries within the Oilserv Group.

Gbite holds a first class B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Ibadan, an MBA from Warwick Business School and has also attended a number of Executive Short Courses in various institutions of learning.

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Cheta Okwuosa

Meet our Head, Operations Support Services, Cheta Okwuosa
Cheta Okwuosa attended the Federal University of Technology (FUTO) in Owerri, Imo State where he bagged the Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering (B.Eng) in 2001.

Cheta is an Engineer with Project Management experience and achievements driven essentially by the need to provide innovative solutions in Projects that ultimately assures sustainability and maintenance of business competitive edge.

He started his career in 2002/2003 with Oilserv Limited soon after his National Youth Service in Nigeria as QA/QC Engineer and later rose to the position of Project Engineer in 2003 and Lead Project Engineer between January 2005 and January 2006 respectively.

Between February 2006 and July 2006 Cheta was made the Acting Project Manager of Oilserv Limited

As a result of his hard work and dedication towards projects delivery, in August 2006 Cheta was promoted to the position of Project Manager. As project Manager, Cheta was involved in the successful delivery of the following projects namely:

   
  • Pipelines & Facilities Repair/Rehabilitation Services for: SPDC, NAOC and NLNG
  • National Independent Power Projects Lot 1 and LOT 2 respectively
  • Oron Gas Pipeline Project

Currently, he is the Base, Assets, Logistics and Maintenance Manager of Oilserv Limited. Cheta is a member of the following bodies:

   
  • Corporate Member of Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE)
  • Pipeline Professional Association of Nigeria (PLAN)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
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