Speaker Profile

Emmanuel Emielu, FCMI

Managing Partner, Oil & Gas Soft Skills Limited

An experienced leader, facilitator and coach of over 30 years, Emmanuel works with clients to deliver high performing teams and organizational change readiness. Career professionals experience dramatic transformations in their performance on and off the job, as he passionately engages with them to shape their attitudes, skills and behaviours.

Interest areas include self-leadership, change management, emotional intelligence, creativity, talent management, communication and problem solving. He is adept at facilitating both small and large group sessions, from senior executives to new hires, and delivers transformational results in workforce performance, strategy, culture, and organizational development. His engagements typically take place across Africa in countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Mozambique, including the UAE. Clients include leaders like ExxonMobil, Shell, Afriexim, Subsea7, ConocoPhillips, TOTAL, and several banks and insurance companies.

In addition to facilitation and coaching, Emmanuel is a keen follower of the energy industry, and provides insightful executive briefings that have impacted competitive strategy for his clients, including trade delegations. 

Emmanuel is Managing Partner at Oil & Gas Soft Skills Limited, West Africa’s leading provider of oil and gas workforce development, where he has successfully led business strategy and growth, and transforming it from a start up to a great brand. Prior to this, he worked at Halliburton Energy Services where he held senior roles in marketing, training and sales, with responsibilities that at one time covered the Sub-Sahara African region.

He is a Certified Brain Friendly Trainer, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, UK, and Council Member for the Lagos Business School Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Nigeria Gas Association (NGA), the Oil & Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN), as well as being active in the Education & Training sector of the Nigerian Content Consultative Forum (NCCF)

Emmanuel studied Business Administration at the University of Lagos including a Masters in Marketing from the same institution. He holds a PG Certificate in Management from the Ashridge Business School, UK. Earlier on, he completed the Senior Management Programme of the Lagos Business School, Lagos.
Emmanuel drives the West Africa Oil and Gas Talent Summit as Summit Director.