Ademola Adeyemi-Bero

Managing Director, FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development

Ademola Adeyemi-Bero is an accomplished and respected Petroleum Industry professional with a solid experience base across various roles and geography over the last 33years. He is the founder and CEO/Managing Director of FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development Company Limited (FIRST E&P), a Nigerian Independent focused on the Nigeria oil and gas industry. In this role, he leads the company’s drive towards the attainment of a sustainably successful integrated oil and gas business.
Prior to embarking on the entrepreneurial journey, ‘Demola spent 5 years with British Gas Exploration and Production Company Nigeria as President/Managing Director with responsibility for the Integrated Gas, Exploration & Production businesses of the British Gas Group in Nigeria. ‘Demola also spent 20 years with Shell, where he occupied several significant roles in several countries. His roles in Shell included Business Director / Board Executive of Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Limited (SPDC) and Vice President – New Business Development in Africa within Shell International E&P. In these executive roles, he provided leadership over diverse technical and commercial teams, focused on value creation and supporting Business Governance objectives.
‘Demola is the current Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Producers Group (IPPG), a group of about 25 Nigerian Indigenous Upstream E&P companies who are increasingly relevant players in the upstream oil and gas development and production dynamics of the Nigerian Petroleum sector.
Demola Adeyemi-Bero is a seasoned and respected Oil and Gas Executive with experience spanning the international and national business environment and can be regarded as one of leading oil and gas professionals in Nigeria. He brings integrity, a sound business head and a wealth of invaluable leadership experience and capability to the Nigerian Petroleum Industry.