Mirian Kene Kachikwu
General Counsel, Seplat
Mirian Kene Kachikwu is a veteran within the oil and gas industry and one of Nigeria’s most respected in-house lawyers. She is consistently praised by her contemporaries for her rounded skillset, combining outstanding analytical, intrapersonal and business skills.
Appointed as Seplat’s general counsel and company secretary in 2014, Kachikwu had only returned to Nigeria a year earlier as ABB Group’s Central and West African general counsel.
During her 14-year career at Shell (London), which preceded, she built a strong repertoire of high-value multi-jurisdictional projects experience and co-founded the Shell African Network UK.
During her role at ABB, Kachikwu was part of the management team and played a pivotal role in business strategy and direction. She has a PhD in international investment and natural resources law and policy, and has published a book and numerous papers.