Mr. Roger Brown joined Seplat on 22 July 2013 as the Chief Financial Officer and as an Executive Director. Mr. Brown has over eighteen years’ experience in the energy industry, primarily focused on emerging markets with extensive experience in structuring transactions on the African continent. Prior to joining the Company he held the position of Managing Director of Oil and Gas EMEA for Standard Bank Group.
During his time at Standard Bank he originated and closed a number of large transactions in the emerging markets working across the entire oil value chain from upstream oil companies to midstream infrastructure and downstream refining and distribution. His client base was made up of national oil companies, super majors, independents, indigenous oil companies and trading companies. In particular he was heavily focused on the Nigerian oil sector where under his leadership the bank led and completed over US$1 billion of investment in the acquisition of on-shore oil blocks from the super majors, in particular Shell.
Between 2001 and 2005, he was also a director of the power, infrastructure and utilities teams at Standard Bank. Prior to joining Standard Bank, Mr. Brown held positions in the corporate finance and business assurance departments of PricewaterhouseCoopers, focusing on providing advice to governments and private sector developers in the UK and the Middle East.
Mr. Brown graduated from the University of Dundee with a B.Sc. in Finance in 1992 and an M.Sc. in Finance from the University of Ulster in 1993. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland.