Mr. Awobokun Yomi is the Chief Executive Officer, Oando Downstream. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Oando Marketing during which he successfully co-ordinated the restructuring of the Marketing business to a process driven one, with activities guided by the Groups control framework.
He assumed this position in July, 2009.
Abayomi began his career at the Lagos Business School in 2000 before pursuing an M.Sc in International Business from the UK where he worked as Area Manager, Halifax Bank of Scotland before his return to Nigeria.
Abayomi joined the Oando marketing team in 2005 as Project Manager in the Strategy & Planning department where he developed and implemented the company’s first Project Execution and Support System called the Oando Execution & Support System (OESS). In 2006, he was appointed Project Manager, charged with the implementation and integration of a US$12m Enterprise Resource Planning operating platforms which would improve efficiency and cut cost of all of Oando’s processes across the Group.
In 2008, he became the Executive Assistant to the Group Chief Executive Officer and the Head Investor Relations at Oando PLC and was responsible for co-ordinating the Group’s efforts to raise capital for its short and medium term projects including US200m equity bridge from offshore lenders arranged by Merrill Lynch, US95m raised from a syndicate of international banks for Oando’s acquisition of 2 deep offshore assets belonging to Shell, $150m rigs financing currently in progress and over US60m raised locally from Nigerian Banks.
He was also involved in co-coordinating the Group’s efforts in assessing potential Upstream opportunities most recently the 30% farm-in interest in OML 090 “Akepo” in December 2008 by Oando PLC.
Abayomi has significant IT and project management experience with MCP, CCNA and PRINCE 2 certifications.