Maximising Africa's Natural Resources in the Global Energy Transition

Abdulrazaq Isa

Chairman IPPG

Abdulrazaq Isa is the Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Producers Group (IPPG), an association of indigenous E&P companies in Nigeria established in 2015 with its primary goal to maximize the contribution of the domestic oil and gas industry to the socio-economic development of Nigeria.

He is a seasoned entrepreneur and astute international businessman with over 30 years of experience in the financial services and energy industries. 

Abdulrazaq is also the Chairman and Co-founder of the Waltersmith Group which now has interest in several sectors of the economy including Oil and Gas Upstream, Domestic Petroleum Refining, Renewable Energy, Power & Utilities, Infrastructure and Real Estate and Hospitality. 

Waltersmith is the Operator of the Ibigwe Field in Imo State, Nigeria and is also part of the ND Western consortium that acquired 45% participating interest in the OML 34 from the SPDC JV. The Company’s 5,000bpd Modular Refinery, which was commissioned by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari GCFR in 2020 contributes about 271million liters of refined products annually. The company is in process of expanding refinery capacity to 50,000bpd. 

Over the years, Abdulrazaq has consistently pursued his vision to transform Waltersmith from an integrated energy company to a diversified Nigerian Industrial Conglomerate. The company has a 300MW power generation license and is currently developing an Industrial & Innovation Park in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). 

Abdulrazaq previously served as the Second Vice Chairman of the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) and is also a member of several professional bodies including the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Energy Institute (EI) and the Institute of Directors (IOD). 

Africa Oil Week 2022 Agenda Sessions

Keynote Address

Thursday 06 October 10:40 - 11:00 Main Stage

Africa Independents Forum

Add to calendar 10/06/2022 10:40 10/06/2022 11:00 Keynote Address Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

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