Sola Adebawo has retired as Manager, Communications at Chevron Nigeria, and taken a new job at an independent E& P company.
He is the new General Manager – Government, Joint Venture, and External Relations at Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited (HEOSL), a subsidiary of Heritage Oil Limited (a Jersey-headquartered international oil and gas company) and operator of the Joint Venture between Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (a subsidiary of NNPC) and Shoreline Natural Resources Limited (SNRL) in Oil Mining Lease (OML)30. Heritage Oil also has equity in SNRL.
“In his role, Mr. Adebawo is responsible for managing the relationship with all HEOSL’s external stakeholders”, HEOSL says in a press release.
Adebawo was, for the last 10 years, Chevron Nigeria’s Manager for Corporate communications, a pivotal job in the company’s large Public Affairs division. He joined the American oil giant in 1996 and became Manager for Corporate Communications in December 2011.
“Mr. Adebawo is a business leader with profound public affairs and reputation management expertise as well as twenty-five years’ oil and gas industry experience in stakeholder management, public relations, issues/crisis management, brand management, strategic communication, corporate social responsibility, and business strategy”, the release states.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria; a Master’s degree in Media and Communication from the Pan Atlantic University, Lagos Nigeria, and is currently a doctoral researcher focused on strategic communication and stakeholder management.