Dr Tim Okon


Dr. Timothy Okon is a foremost authority and highly respected player in the Global Energy Sector who has distinguied himself in both the public and private sectors respectively. He is currently the Group Managing Director of IIPEP and was until recently the Special Adviser on Technical Financials to the Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum. Dr Tim Okon was also the Director of Transformation & Group General Manager, Corporate Strategy at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and led the commercial group in NNPC to evaluate all major projects in the Upstream, Midstream and Downstream segmentsof NNPC’s business and managed NNPC’s transformation program. He also provided extensive technical advice on the oil and gas industry reform program of the government (OGIC) as well as the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). Prior to this role, Dr Okon was General Manager Development Planning for Mobil Producing Nigeria, Lagos.

Dr Okon has a BSc (Hons) in Geology/Geophysics from ABU Zaria University, an MSc, a PhD and DIC from Imperial College, London as well as an MBA from Texas A & M University. Dr Okon is a member of SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists), IAEE (International Association of Energy Economists), AIPN (Association of International Petroleum Negotiators), and NAPE (Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists).