Maximising Africa's Natural Resources in the Global Energy Transition

Tolulope Ewherido

Director of Exploration & New Ventures for Established Areas ExxonMobil

Tolu Ewherido joined Mobil in 1991 after completing her bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.  In her 29-year career, she has had several technical and management roles across ExxonMobil in exploration, development and production in Nigeria and the U.S.

Ms. Ewherido currently serves as Director of Established Areas Exploration & New Ventures in ExxonMobil Upstream Company, and is responsible for managing the Corporation’s exploration acreage in-and-around established assets and for evaluating new opportunities across a broad geographic spectrum.

In the U.S., she has held positions as the Exploration Commercial Manager for the Americas, Exploration Manager for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Exploration Technical Vice President, and Upstream Subsurface Vice President. Prior positions at ExxonMobil in Nigeria include General Manager of Production Geoscience and General Manager of Deepwater Projects Development. 

Tolu has a passion for community work. She is a past president of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul and she sits on the board of the Catholic Women’s Foundation, both in Lagos, Nigeria. In Houston, she sits on the Board of Trustees for the ExxonMobil Foundation, and she is an active supporter of the United Way of Greater Houston. Her other passion is career coaching. She was a founding co-sponsor of the ExxonMobil Women Interest Network (WIN) in Nigeria, a current member of the Cross-Company EM Senior Women’s Leadership Team and an avid mentor within and outside ExxonMobil.

Africa Oil Week 2022 Agenda Sessions

Presentation: Africa and its Readiness for the Energy Transition

Tuesday 04 October 11:15 - 11:30 Main Stage


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