Grace Orife, CEO of Adelaar Energy, active member of various industry groups and societies including Women in Energy Nigeria, SPE Nigeria. She currently sits on the SPE Africa Advisory Council, she is the latest addition to the AEC board (www.EnergyChamber.org).
With 21 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Adelaar Energy Limited CEO Grace Orife has joined the African Energy Chamber (AEC) as its latest board member. A seasoned energy economist and strategist with over 21 years of multifunctional experience, of which 19 years spent in the oil and gas industry, Orife brings her invaluable knowledge, experience and insights to the AEC.
Grace began her consulting career at Price Water CooperHouse (PWC), before moving on to Shell Exploration and Production Company in Cameroon and later Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Nigeria. After Shell, she worked at Addax Petroleum Development Company and Eroton Exploration and Production Company Limited as Manager of Corporate Planning, Economics and Strategy.
Grace is currently the CEO of Adelaar Energy, a full-flow energy exploration and production company operating in engineering, procurement, consulting and services.
“I am delighted to welcome Grace Orife as the latest board member of the African Chamber of Energy. She is a strategic thinker and creative leader with a track record of success integrating business functions and establishing, mentoring, and managing teams to achieve supervisory business results. She will be an asset to our team,” says NJ Ayk, president of the African Chamber of Energy.
Grace has a comprehensive education that started at the University of Buea in Cameroon with a BSC in Accounting. She is an alumna of Warwick Business School’s MBA program in the UK and is currently pursuing her PhD at the International School of Management in Paris, France.
She is an active member of various industry groups and societies including Women in Energy Nigeria, SPE Nigeria. She currently sits on the SPE Africa Advisory Council.
Grace is also a fitness enthusiast with a passion for Formula One racing.