International, Online

2 – 2 March, 2023

Ethical Leadership for Societal Development with Anthony Ogbuigwe

It’s been said that poor quality leadership is responsible for most of the underdevelopment seen in different areas of the world. It is not that those societies do not have leaders. It is that the leaders that are thrown up in those countries are lacking in the important quality of ethics. The subject of this masterclass is therefore vital to true development and well-being of people. 

Leaders in the public and private sector make decisions that impact the lives of many in the short and long term.  Even though in general more attention is given to the financial results of these decisions, there is increased interest in the social and environmental impact of organizations. Public and private companies can and should become main drivers of social change towards a more just and sustainable world. 

What is that inner balance ability needed to deal with varied stakeholders and ethical core values that is required of a leader when facing difficult crossroads? 

This masterclass will offer a combination of concepts, examples and reflections based on experiences regarding this topic. It will draw from the Case Study: Lessons learnt from the context of Leadership in an Oil refinery in Nigeria. 

This Masterclass will address the following questions: 

1. Is ethical leadership important? Why? 

2. How can ethical leadership be fostered? 

3. What should be the main drivers for the decisions of leaders? 

4. What are the challenges and opportunities leaders are facing currently to stand as ethical leaders? 

Anthony Ogbuigwe

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Engr. Tony Ogbuigwe has over 40 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas Industry including senior positions in the NNPC Group and in Nigeria LNG Company. He was the Executive Project Manager Nigeria LNG Ltd from 2002 to 2010, responsible for managing the construction of Trains 4, 5, and 6 which together produce about 12.6million tons per annum of liquefied natural gas (LNG). He was Managing Director, Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) from February 2010 till June 2012. He was thereafter the Group Executive Director, Refining and Petrochemicals of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) until December 2013 before retiring statutorily and meritoriously.

In recognition of his wide-ranging experience and expertise, Tony was elected President of the African Refiners Association in March 2013, a position he held until 2014. Since then, he has continued to function as an Advisor to the Association for the ECOWAS Region. This Association is the voice for the entire Petroleum Refineries and Downstream petroleum marketing and distribution sector in Africa. They have championed investment in infrastructure, improvement of the efficiency of the sector and the quality of petroleum products produced and sold in the continent.

Tony is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering, the Nigerian Society of Engineers, the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers and the British Institution of Chemical Engineers. In a special role as Senior Ambassador, he has served to foster cooperation between the NSChE and the IChemE. He is also the Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Gas, Refining and Petrochemicals Studies of the University of Port Harcourt, through which he continues to foster cooperation between Academia and Industry to produce graduates that meet the needs of Industry.