Board of Directors

Chief Odoliyi Lolomari (F.Inst. Pet., FNMGS) – Chairman

Obong Odoliyi Lolomari is a professional Petroleum Engineer with a distinguished career spanning over fifty years in the Nigerian oil and gas industry including thirty-five years with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) and associated government organisations. He is a former Group Managing Director of the NNPC and has represented Nigeria at various national and international forums, including OPEC and the World Petroleum Congress.

Over the years, Obong Lolomari has served on various committees and corporate boards including the Nigerian Agip Oil Company; the Nigerian Petroleum Refining Company; African Petroleum Plc. (now Forte Oil Plc.) and Unipetrol Nigeria Plc. (now Oando Plc.). Obong Lolomari currently serves on the Boards of Geo-Fluids Plc. and Notore Chemical Industries Limited. Obong Lolomari has a bachelor's degree from the University of London and a Diploma in Oil Technology from Imperial College. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Petroleum, London and the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society.

Obong Lolomari has been a Board Member of Frontier Oil Limited from the Company’s inception.

Engr. Dada Thomas (MNSE, P.Eng) – Chief Executive Officer

Engr. Dada Thomas is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Oil Limited. He has over 37 years of experience in the oil and gas industry majoring chiefly in Process & Facilities Engineering & Project Management. Engr. Thomas worked for 21 years with the Shell Group and managed a variety of increasingly complex engineering projects and general management roles in both Nigeria and Holland before setting up Frontier Oil Ltd.

He resigned from Shell in 1998 to set up Tri-Ocean Nigeria Engineering Ltd., a joint venture between Tri-Ocean Engineering Ltd and Leed Technology Ltd providing engineering and related services to the international oil companies in Nigeria. In 2001, with other Nigerian partners he bought out Tri-Ocean Engineering Ltd and re-branded the company as Fairshores Ltd and also founded Frontier Oil in 2001.

Engr. Thomas is a graduate of Loughborough University of Technology, United Kingdom and is a registered engineer in Nigeria and Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Victor Koleade – Director

Dr. Koleade’s experience spans a period of more than 44 years in the Nigerian oil and gas industry, including a 26-year career with the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (an ENI subsidiary). He started his career as a Petroleum Engineer in-training and held several other positions, within and outside Nigeria, including Well Site Petroleum Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Completions and Workover Engineer, Production Superintendent, Production Operation Manager, Operations Divisions Manager, Coordinator for East Europe, Russia, Central Asia Area – Production & Development Activities, Business Development General Manager, and many other positions and responsibilities, before retiring from the Nigeria Agip Oil Company as a Board Member.

Dr. Koleade’s other board affiliations include Japaul Oil Maritime Services Plc, VAKT Nigeria Limited (Ltd) and Worldwide Oilfield Services Ltd.

Dr. Koleade, who holds a Bachelors and a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the Milan Engineering University (Polytecnico Di Milano) Italy, has been a Board Member of Frontier Oil Limited from the Company’s inception.

Mr. Akin Aruwajoye – Director

Mr. Akin Aruwajoye’s experience spans a period of more than 38 years in the Nigerian oil and gas industry, including the 35 years he worked in the employ of the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (an ENI subsidiary) where he held several senior supervisory and executive positions in Budget and Planning, Environment & Quality Control, Terminal Operations, Gas Plant Operations, Maintenance, Public & Community Affairs, etc. He retired from the Nigeria Agip Oil Company as the Deputy Managing Director of the company in 2009.

Mr. Aruwajoye’s other board affiliations include Worldwide Oilfield Services Ltd, a maintenance services company which he founded, and Ankorpointe Ltd an integrated geosciences and petroleum engineering company.

Mr. Aruwajoye holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Ibadan and has been on the Board of Frontier Oil Limited since 2009.

Ambassador Solomon Yisa – Director

Amb Solomon Yisa’s outstanding career as a civil servant in Niger State spanned over 20 years and culminated in the state’s Executive Council where he held two successive portfolios as Honorable Commissioner for Information Youth Sports and Culture and Commissioner for Commerce and Industry. Other posts he held included: Chairman, Niger State Tourism Corporation Board; Member, NYSC National Honors Awards Committee; Chairman, Nigerian Football Authority Fund Raising Committee, Niger State Chapter for USA '94; Chairman, Committee on Poverty Eradication, Niger State; and Chairman, Niger State Social and Community Development Agency (a World Bank assisted programme). Amb Yisa became Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Republic of Tanzania and the Seychelles after his tenure as commissioner with the Niger State government.

Amb Yisa was recently bestowed with the title of Etan Nupe (Custodian of Nupe History) upon completion of his published work on Nupe Heritage Dictionary. After his voluntary retirement from the civil service, Amb Yisa co-founded Admina Communications Limited and Tswagbe Enterprises Limited serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer respectively. He is also a member of the National Institute of Management and the Niger Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agriculture.

Amb Yisa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and has been a Board Member of Frontier Oil Limited from the Company’s inception.

Chief Ad’Obe Obe – Director

Chief Obe is a distinguished writer, journalist, editor, TV producer, and radio broadcaster. He has served as Consultant Editor, Daily Graphic Newspaper (Ghana); Editor-in-Chief, Africa Forum Journal, London; Presenter, BBC World Service; Foreign Correspondent, the Guardian Newspaper, London, amongst others. In addition to these roles, Chief Obe is a successful and accomplished agriculturalist & entrepreneur, holding various interests in agriculture and real estate.

He graduated with a degree in Philosophy from the London University and also earned a Masters Degree in Engineering from the Kaulsruche Technical University in Germany.