Ademola Henry Adigun, the Executive Vice President at Priceless Crafts Limited, is a developmental consultant for over 20 years. He was until March this year, the Team Leader of the Facility for Oil Sector Transformation Project (FOSTER). He was responsible for managing the strategy for the delivery of the project alongside a team of capable persons.
He coordinated the management of the Accountability Workstream of FOSTER. He led on interventions focusing on NNPC, the Ministry of Petroleum, the Presidency, the Ministry of Finance, and the National Assembly. He is also a key driver of the Petroleum Industry Bill, now an Act. He was the country lead in developing the Energy National Determined Contribution on Climate Change for the CoP 24. Before joining FOSTER, he worked for Adam Smith International on the ENABLE project managing the Government component and the information component.
He has considerable private sector experience working with banks and a top three Nigerian strategy firm: Restral Limited. He was a project manager in the British Council supporting the delivery of the 14m pounds education reform project funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). He has also worked with the Department for International Development as a programme manager.
Ademola has facilitated capacity-building exercises in several countries on oil sector reforms. In Nigeria, he has led the domiciliation of the Natural Resources Charter. He was a key member of the team that supported the delivery of the downstream reforms in Nigeria leading to partial deregulation of the downstream sector. He is a member of the team that produced the Gas-based industry report adopted by the economic management team.
He has provided capacity building on oil and gas issues to the Nigerian media, civil society organisations, PENGASSAN, and NUPENG. He has provided training to several demand-side and supply-side actors. He has provided advice on funding challenges to the upstream unit of NNPC, provided strategic advice on project development, and supported the “war room” and delivery of some reform initiatives.
He has advised some South American governments on reforms, worked with a Middle East government on the Resource management framework, and supported energy policy development for two West African countries.