07 September 2016, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Leading Nigerian conglomerate, Jagal, has appointed Mrs. Joy Okebalama as Group Corporate Affairs Director, in a bold move to foster diversity in the management of a Company that is synonymous with the indigenisation drive in the nation’s oil and gas sector.
“I’m pleased to welcome Joy to the family,” said Group Executive Chairman, Anwar Jarmakani as he announced the appointment. “Jagal has grown significantly from the humble steps we took about 40 years ago, and we believe it is now time to actively engage a wide variety of our stakeholders as we continue to diversify and add value to the Nigerian economy. Joy brings valuable experience and reach that will be an asset to all the companies in our Group.”
Mrs. Okebalama has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from Lincoln University and the University of North Texas in the United States, and has more than two decades of working experience in Nigeria and Europe. She spent 17 years with Shell in Nigeria and The Hague, heading up diverse business units, including logistics, external affairs, real estate and supply chain management. Thereafter, she joined Caverton Offshore Support Group as General Manager, External Relations.
Mrs. Okebalama is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and the Materials Management Institute of Nigeria.
She said, “I am excited to join the Jagal family. The Company plays a leading role in the diversification of the Country’s economy, recording significant strides in Nigerian content development amongst other areas, and it is a privilege to be part of this positive story.”
Jagal is a Nigerian conglomerate holding that operates leading energy businesses and manages a diverse portfolio of investments. The company has been growing successfully for over 40 years, and is a valuable and respected contributor to the development of the Country’s economy.