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Energy Infrastructure Projects Opportunities

Thursday, March 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm • Organized By U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service (U.S. Export Assistance Center)
Online Event


Join the U.S. Commercial Service and Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for a one-hour webinar highlighting projects and opportunities forU.S. oil, gas, and renewable energy companies on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT.


Welcome and Introduction

  • Ms. Jennifer Woods, Senior Commercial Officer,U.S. Commercial Service Nigeria
  • Ms. Ngozi Nkwoh, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service Nigeria

Opening Remarks

  • Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard, U.S. Embassy Abuja or
  • Consul General Claire Pierangelo, U.S. Consulate General Lagos

U.S. Commercial Service Overview

  • Ms. Jennifer Woods, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service Nigeria

Energy Infrastructure Projects and Opportunities

  • Dr. Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director,Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
  • Mr. Yusuf Usman, Chief Operating Officer, Gas & Power, NNPC
  • Mr. Adeyemi Adetunji, Chief Operating Officer, Ventures, NNPC
  • Mr. Mustapha Yakubu, Chief Operating Officer, Refineries, NNPC

Q&A Session for Participants

Closing Remarks

  • Ms. Danielle Caltabiano, Global Energy Team Leader, U.S. Commercial Service, Houston

Program Adjourns


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