Celebrating FIRST E&P at 8 with our future leaders

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“I joined FIRST E&P in 2018 as a graduate intern. I came into the process pretty nervous because I was fresh out of NYSC and unsure about what to expect. Soon after my first full day at work, I realized there was nothing to be worried about. The management team at FIRST E&P was, and still is, dedicated to teaching me how to be successful on the job, and they have always been open to hearing from the young members of staff, myself included. All of this has me made me feel welcome. Happy 8th Anniversary to FIRST E&P”-Zainab

“I joined FIRST E&P in 2018 as a graduate intern. At FIRST E&P I have grown in confidence and learnt a significant amount in a very short time. Happy 8th anniversary to a great company! Here’s to many more years!”-Amira

“I joined FIRST E&P as a Graduate Intern in 2018. In my two years here growing as a competent contributor on the Engineering and Capital Projects TeamPage, I have enjoyed a well-rounded development journey owing to the “integrated multi-discipline team” approach to work encouraged at FIRST E&P. Cheers to our 8th, and to all the brighter years ahead!’”-Temitayo

“I joined FIRST E&P in 2017 as a Graduate Trainee. Over the last 3 years, I have enjoyed the opportunity to work within a multi-cultural environment, developing relationships with suppliers and external stakeholders. I have been able to use the experience to strengthen my interpersonal skills and deepen my understanding of the larger industry”-Misan

“I joined FIRST E&P in 2015 as a Graduate Intern. FIRST E&P has provided me with an enabling environment to develop myself . This has afforded me the opportunity to provide technical inputs in guiding management whilst making key business decisions that turned out to be indeed productive. The past 5 years of my career with FIRST E&P has been ultimately rewarding. Happy 8th Anniversary FIRST E&P!”-Elizabeth

“I joined FIRST E&P as a Graduate Intern in 2018. The past 2 years have been rewarding working with the Production Operations team. I have been given countless opportunities to take ownership of different tasks within a cohesive team which allows my voice to be heard, this has helped my professional development. Happy 8th anniversary FIRST E&P, here’s to many more great strides!!!”-Seun

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Juliet Ehimuan

Non-Executive Director

Juliet Ehimuan is Director of Google in West Africa. She was named by Forbes as one of the top 20 power women in Africa, by the London Business School as one of 30 people changing the world; and featured in the BBC Africa Power Women series, and on CNN Innovate Africa.

With over 25 years experience primarily in Technology, Oil & Gas, and New Media industries across Europe, Middle East and Africa; Juliet is a leading voice on Innovation, Transformation, and Leadership. She has received numerous awards for outstanding contribution to the digital landscape in Africa. Under her leadership, the Google team has made a significant impact on local content development, infrastructure deployment, and digital capacity building.

Juliet has degrees from the London Business School, University of Cambridge; and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. She was awarded IT Personality of the Year in 2012 by the Nigeria Computer Society, Digital Personality of the year 2016 by Marketing World; and received a 2015 Titans of Technology award from TechnologyAfrica.

She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and recently published 30 Days of
Excellence, a leadership and effectiveness guide.

Daniella Obiesie-Uijlenhoed

Non-Executive Director

Daniella Obiesie-Uijlenhoed is currently a Director & Partner in Danicees FZ, an oil & gas servicing company based in Nigeria & the UAE. She is also on the Board of Directors of FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development Company Limited, an upstream oil & gas producing company in Nigeria.

Born in Nigeria, Daniella has a Master’s degree in Business Administration & a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of Calabar. She obtained her first degree is from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication.

Daniella started work with the banking industry in 1997. Her work experience includes positions in Federal Mortgage Finance, New Nigeria Bank & Zenith Bank PLC which she left at mid-management level to join Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company in 2005 as a stakeholder management liaison between SNEPCo and NNPC/NAPIMS on the Bonga South-West project.

She would later move to the Contracting team as Head, Office Services, managing the processing & subsequent approvals through the various team lines for all SNEPCo office contracts in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, & Warri.

In 2009, Daniella took a hiatus from Shell Nigeria and worked with Oman Oryx Construction Company, UAE as the Head Corporate Services, responsible for handling all permits and stakeholder management engagements between the company and the Ministry of Energy & Minerals in Oman.

Daniella returned to Shell Nigeria in 2012, working within the strategy & portfolio team for SNEPCo office & governance policies Nigeria, until her voluntary exit from the company in 2015 to join her husband at Danicees and focus on her family.

Daniella is passionate about the formal & non-formal development of young people in Nigeria. She has been a Trustee and Director on the Board of the Duke of Edinburgh award for young people in Nigeria since 2018. The parent organization for the award was founded in 1956 in England by the late Prince Philip the 1st Duke of Edinburgh.

Daniella views external relationships as key enabler to corporate success and is a team player dedicated to personal delivery and organizational goals. She is a hands-on, high-energy individual who uses her unique interpersonal skills to generate value for organizations and their stakeholders, balancing the strategic agenda with the requirements for optimal delivery.