Dr Stanley I. Lawson


Dr. Stanley I. Lawson is a multi-disciplinary Professional with over 40 years post-graduate experience in the Banking & Finance industry as well as the Oil and Gas industry.

His academic qualifications include B.Sc. in Geology, M.Sc. Petroleum Geology, MBA Finance and a PhD in Business Administration. He commenced his career as a Resident Geologist/Drilling Engineer after which he proceeded to the Banking/Finance industry where he spent over 17 years holding several top management positions cutting across Operations, Treasury, Credit and Marketing, Risk Management, and finally exiting the banking industry as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of one of the Nigerian Banks. Thereafter, he returned to the Oil and Gas industry as the CFO (GED Finance and Accounts) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) overseeing the Funding, budgeting, and cash flow planning of the NNPC in particular and the Oil industry in general. He has expertise in Alternative Funding, Cash Flow Management and accounting for Crude and Products flow. Presently, he runs his own consulting firm which provides specialized financial advisory services to companies in the oil and gas industry.

He has attended several international leadership and management courses including amongst others the Program for Executives of the Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, the Program for Executives in the Oil and Gas industry of the COX School of Business, Southern Methodist University Dallas; Program for Corporate Leaders of the Harvard Business School Boston, and the High Impact Leadership Executive Program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He Is also, an Alumnus of the Institute for Management Development (IMD)

A member of several boards including: Financial Advisory and Investment Consultants Limited; Elcrest E&P Nig. Ltd; Transcorp Nigeria Ltd; HH Oil and Gas Ltd. He also previously served on the Board of Brass LNG Ltd and until most recently, a member of the board of The Central Bank of Nigeria as well as a member of The Monetary Policy Committee.
Dr Stanley Lawson also serves as the Chairman of Transafam Power Limited.

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