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IRENE  NKEM ETIOBHIO,  is a Senior Petroleum Industry Analyst with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the coordinator of the OPEC-Africa Energy Dialogue, she  is  also  a  team  member  on  Development  of  Knowledge  Products  on  Oil  and  Gas  for Establishing African Domestic Market spearheaded by the Africa Energy Commission under the auspices of the African Union. She is a B.Eng holderin Petroleum Engineering from the University of Benin Edo State Nigeria, With Masters  degree In Petroleum Economics And Management at The France Institute Of Petroleum (IFP) Paris- France, she also holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the  University of  Lagos,  Lagos  State Nigeria. She has  over 17 Years  work experience with 15years  of those in the Oil And Gas sector specifically with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),  this entails over 10  years’  experience in  oil  and  gas  contract evaluation and negotiations, Reservoir engineering and field operations supervision. Federal oil production monitoring supervision amongst others. Over the years she has carried out several research studies including Global Methane emissions and Mitigation, Recent divestment and


Diversification in the oil and gas industry, Global Reserves Assessment and Update, and most recently The Long Term Energy Perspective for Africa.


She has attended several courses/Trainings both locally and internationally most notably is the United Nation Academy on Achieving Sustainable development Goals by Jefrey Sachs the former senioradviserto the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.


She is a memberof the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and the Council for the Regulation of

Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).


Engr. Irene, is one of the Directors of an NGO (Girls Inspired Africa Network) an organization that inspires and equip young African girls and women to succeed by investing in theirdevelopment, using education, innovation, technology and advocacy to improve their economic outcome and creating female leaders.