Dili Oputa – Managing Director /Chief Executive Officer
Dili Oputa is a seasoned professional with over 21 years of experience in the Oil and Gas sector. With an initial background in corporate law and commercial transactions, Mr. Oputa is a highly analytical decision-maker with extensive experience in leading large, multi-functional, culturally diverse organizations. He has significant international business experience, focusing on Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.
Under his supervision as the Managing Director of Bridgeport Energy Limited, the company has completed Engineering, QA/QC, Consultancy Services, Feasibility studies & Procurement. He effectively managed the reorganization of the company, which has positioned the company into realizing her set goals.
Mr. Oputa is a graduate of Law at Edo State University, Ekpoma, Nigerian Law School, Lagos, and The Chubb Institute, New Jersey, USA.
Dr Chindo Anulika Nwankwo – Chief Operating Officer
Dr Chindo Anulika Nwankwo is the COO at Bridgeport Energy Ltd. Her vast years of experience as an independent consultant has come in handy. She has worked on various projects as an independent consultant for Shell, Mobil & NPDC. Alongside this role, she’s also a Professor at Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Port Harcourt.
She obtained her PhD from the University of Leeds in Civil Engineering in 2014, prior to then, she obtained a Master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Port Harcourt in 2008. She is registered with National Registry of Environmental Professionals, State of Illinois since 2007. She’s also a member of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (MISPON) as well as Nigerian Environmental Society (NES).
Andre Ewubare – Executive Director / Business Development
Andre Ewubare is a proficient Business Development and financial services professional with over 20 years’ experience covering Oil and Gas, Financial Advisory, Asset Management, Stockbroking, Real Estate, Due Diligence, Investment Banking (spanning Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Structured Finance), and Corporate Restructuring. In the Oil and Gas Sectors, he has successfully won and worked on mandates from several oil and gas firms ranging from consultancy services to procurement and construction activities.
Prior to his current position at Bridgeport Energy Limited, he was an Executive Director with BGL Securities Limited with responsibilities for business development and execution covering institutional and HNI clients spread across Nigeria and the diaspora. He also concurrently acted as the Managing Director/CEO of Schatz Resources Limited (a subsidiary of BGL), a real estate venture with assets exceeding N13 billion.
During his time in Investment Banking, he was instrumental in the listing of some landmark transactions on the Nigerian stock exchange – such as the first indigenous Primary Mortgage Institution and the only listed Media company in Nigeria. Andre was primarily responsible for over N500 billion equity and debt issues during his time in Corporate Finance. Andre is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers.
He has a Master’s degree in financial management from the prestigious Hull Business School in the United Kingdom and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from the University of Ibadan. He is a graduate of the International Faculty of Finance’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Class (London), Euromoney’s Initial Public Offerings Class (Kenya) and Euromoney Corporate Finance Class (London) amongst others.
Tunde Harrison – Technical Director
Tunde Harrison has over 20 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry both in Nigeria and in Europe. His oil and gas experience includes project engineering, offshore and onshore construction supervision and management. Tunde Harrison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Electronics engineering. He is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Ikechukwu George Orji – Company Secretary/Head, Enterprise Risk
Ikechukwu is the company Secretary and also serves as the Head, Enterprise Risk Management. He joined private legal practice and has acquired considerable experience as counsel with various Law firms. He has over 10 years experience in legal practice spanning company law and litigation. His wealth of experience has taken him to various companies before joining Bridgeport Energy in 2013 as Manager Legal Services. He attended University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria from 2005 to 2010, and Obtained a Bachelor of Laws in the year 2010.