DR. BABAJIDE AGUNBIADE, FNSE
Babajide Agunbiade, Ph.D., FNSE, COREN, FIISE, FSUT, MBA, is an Engineer, businessman, and philanthropist who is one of 13 subject matter experts globally in subsea production systems as of 2021. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Energy Resources, a leading Engineering, Procurement, Installation, Construction, and Commissioning (EPICC) service provider in the Oil and Gas sector of Sub-Sahara Africa. Before that, he had a 25-year stellar career in corporate America at General Electric (G.E.) and National Oilwell Varco (NOV). While at NOV, he was General Manager for Africa and Golf Of Mexico and later became Director of Business Development for the Subsea Production System business group. NOV is an American conglomerate that is the largest worldwide provider of equipment and components used in Oil and Gas drilling and production operations. As director of business development, he was involved in virtually all the shallow and deepwater projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Gulf of Mexico and completed over 2 billion USD in offshore production projects.
Prior to joining NOV, Agunbiade was for a decade variously Principal Engineer at General Electric (G.E.) Gasification Business Unit and the Managing Director of G.E. Power and Gasification for West Africa. As Principal Engineer of the G.E. Gasification business group, he led the team that designed the 618-megawatt Integrated gasification in combined cycle (IGCC) plant at Duke Energy’s Edwardsport Station in Knox County, Indiana. The 618-megawatt IGCC facility is the largest IGCC plant, the cleanest and most efficient coal-fired power plant in the world. It emits less sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulates than the plant it replaces – while providing more than ten times the number of megawatt-hours.
Dr. Agunbiade graduated with a combined honors degree in Industrial and Production Engineering from the University of Ibadan. He is an accomplished Engineer who attended the GE Edison Advanced Engineering Development Program (EEDP) in Crotonville, N.Y. and gained a master’s degree in systems engineering. He is G.E. green and black belt certified. He holds an MBA from the American Intercontinental University (AIU) in Houston, Texas, a Master Of Arts degree in organizational management, and a Ph.D. in leadership and Business from Higher Place Christian University (HPCU) Atlanta, Georgia. He is also a Ph.D. scholar in Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University.
Dr. Babajide Agunbiade is a recipient of the Certificate of U.S. Congressional Recognition conferred on behalf of the United States Congress in recognition of his scholarly, business, and philanthropic contributions globally. He is also a U.N. Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and a world Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.