Speaker Profile

Doyin Akinyanju

Managing Director, GE Oil & Gas West & Central Africa

Efundoyin also known as Doyin, was born in Lagos, Nigeria, she graduated with an honours degree in Chemistry in 1990 from the University of Lagos in Nigeria and went on to obtain an MBA in 1994 from the University of Wales College of Cardiff (Business School) in Wales. She also completed Executive Finance training at IMD in Switzerland in 2011.  

Doyin joined GE in August 2015 as Chief Strategic Officer for Sub-Saharan region and was appointed CEO GE Oil & Gas for the West and Central Africa Sub-region in February 2016.  In her role, Doyin is responsible for formulating, leading, growing and implementing GE Oil & Gas strategy in West and Central Africa, she also has an oversight for marketing and channel management across the entire sub-Saharan region. 

Doyin joined GE following 23 professional years of experience, 18 and a half of these with Schlumberger, where she assumed numerous management positions of increasing responsibility and complexity across geographic challenges. 

While at Schlumberger, Doyin spent 14 years on international assignments across multiple countries in Europe, North America, Latin America and Africa. Her previous roles included; Schlumberger Global Recruiting Director based out of Paris, MD/Country Manager Schlumberger Kenya & Ethiopia, where she was responsible for starting up, establishing and growing Schlumberger entities in Kenya and Ethiopia and more recently Group Marketing Director for Schlumberger Nigeria and Gulf of Guinea Africa. She also served on the Schlumberger Staff Indemnity Fund (SSIF) Board of Trustees.  

Doyin has a proven track record of business growth, efficiency improvement and increase in profitability form her experiences demonstrating her ability to lead and manage. 

She enjoys spending quality time with her family, travelling (meeting people and especially learning new cultures). 
She also enjoys Listening to music, (Jazz and Gospel are her favourites, but has an eclectic taste overall).  She is very passionate also about working around teenagers, teaching and providing counselling. Loves the theatre, art, reading and enjoys spa treatments.