Executive Profile-1: Clement Isong: Bringing intelligence, professionalism, global best practice to bear in MOMAN, oil industry …MOMAN raising standards for greater efficiency

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Executive Profile-1:

Clement Isong: Bringing intelligence, professionalism, global best practice to bear in MOMAN, oil industry

.MOMAN raising standards for greater efficiency

By Udeme Clement

Clement Isong …The New Face of MOMAN

Apparently, Nigeria oil and gas industry is poised for greater development, as Mr. Clement Isong, sits atop the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, MOMAN, as the new Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer.

Financial Business inquest reveals that the new Executive Secretary is highly skilled in oil and gas business. He has the expertise to raise standards that would reposition MONAN and rejuvenate the oil industry for greater productivity.  With years of experience in Nigeria and the global space, stakeholders said Mr. Isong has the competence and would be proactive in moving the industry forward.

Financial Business learnt that Mr. Isong has significant experience in the downstream oil industry. Having traveled extensively in Africa, the Middle East, the United States and Europe professionally, has acquired a vast portfolio of digital tools, processes, organisational models and best practice. He is personally motivated by the implementation of sustainable systems and business models for the development, as well as growth of the downstream oil industry in Africa as a whole, Nigeria in particular.

His Rising Profile:

Clement Isong, the new Executive Secretary / Chief Executive Officer, Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria.

KEY CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

*Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria

Executive Secretary & Chief Executive Officer

Dates Employed: Apr 2018 – Present

Location: Nigeria

*Total Marketing & Services, Africa Middle East

Deputy Vice President, Southern Africa

Dates Employed: Sep 2013 – Jun 2017

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

*Total Marketing & Services, Africa / Middle East

Head of Sustainable Development

Dates Employed: Oct 2009 – Aug 2013

Location: Paris, France

*Total Malawi Ltd

Managing Director

Dates Employed: Aug 2006 – Sep 2009

*Total Nigeria Plc

General Manager, Administration

Dates Employed: Sep 2003 – Jul 2006

Mr. Isong also served TOTAL NIGERIA PLC at various times as General Manager Strategy, Regional Manager, Mid-West and Company Secretary/Legal Adviser.

  1. DETAILS

Mr. Clement Isong retired from the Total Group, as Deputy Vice President for Southern Africa, in June 2017 after 29 years’ service, to join the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, MOMAN, as Chief Operating Officer in October 2017, and becoming the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer in April 2018. Clement is charged with leading the efforts of MOMAN towards engaging the government and other principal stakeholders, to rebuild a sustainable downstream petroleum industry.

Based in Johannesburg from 2013 to 2017, his last assignment in the Total Group as Deputy Vice President included the development of Total affiliates in Southern Africa region, where he also served as the interface between the Head Office Departments in Paris and Total downstream affiliates in Southern Africa, including Total South Africa, Total Mozambique, Total Malawi, Total Zimbabwe and Total Zambia.

He also stewarded efforts to establish an affiliate in Angola during which time he was in constant contact with the governments in these countries to help bring Total’s downstream expertise in Oil and Gas to their benefit, as well as develop local citizens in competences and skills in oil sector. He was also the General Manager of Total Marketing and Services Competency Centre (PTY), a center of expertise in all aspects of the downstream business based in Johannesburg, South Africa but covering the Africa region.

Previously, between 2009 and 2013, as the Head of Sustainable Development for the Africa Middle East Division based in Paris, France.  He oversaw the Total Group’s downstream sustainable development activities in Total affiliates in 54 countries, constantly traveling and engaging with such international institutions as the World Bank and the World Health Organisation, as well as many Governments, major Multinational Corporations both within and outside the Petroleum Industry, even in Civil Society Organisations, to bring funding, expertise and collaboration to policies geared towards human sustainable development in Africa and the Middle East.

Between 2006 and 2009, he was the Managing Director of Total Malawi where he oversaw the acquisition and integration of Total Malawi with Mobil Malawi. While in this job, he was elected the Chairman of Petroleum Importers Limited, a role which saw him collaborating with the Government of Malawi to review and restructure the petroleum products import system for the country.

Following the Group merger between the Total, Fina and Elf Groups in 2001, the Africa Middle East Division of Total’s downstream business set up a team of experts in collaboration with the consultant firm McKinsey and Co. in a project to identify the best practice from all three companies, as well as building policies, strategies, business models and digital tools for optimisation of its business in Africa Middle East Region. Clement represented Total Nigeria in this project in the Retail Business and New Business teams. He later led efforts to implement these digital tools and best practices all along the business value chain in Total Nigeria.

He had also served Total Nigeria in many other roles including General Manager Administration, General Manger Strategy, Regional Manager Mid-Western Region and Company Secretary/Legal Adviser.

Mr. Isong therefore has significant experience in the downstream oil industry and having traveled extensively in Africa, the Middle East, the United States and Europe professionally, has acquired a vast portfolio of digital tools, processes, organisational models and best practices. He is personally motivated by the implementation of sustainable systems and business models for the development and growth of the downstream oil industry in Africa as a whole and in Nigeria in particular.

 

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{This is the first part of this Personality profile. Watch out for segment-2 in our subsequent report.)

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