Diezani K. Alison-Madueke

Diezani K. Alison-Madueke
  • Minister of Petroleum Resources of Nigeria

Bachelor's in Architecture, Howard University, USA; MBA, Cambridge University, UK. Worked in the United States. Returned to Nigeria to join Shell Petroleum Development Corporation. 2006, appointed as Shell's first woman Executive Director, Nigeria. 2007, Minister, Transportation Ministry of Nigeria. 2008, Minister of Mines and Steel Development of Nigeria. Since 2010, Nigeria's first Minister of Petroleum Resources. Has worked hard to introduce a series of initiatives designed to revolutionize the industry and to realize an internationally competitive oil and gas sector. 2010, first woman to lead a national delegation to an OPEC conference. Works to promote Nigeria's interests abroad and to entrench Nigeria's right to have its views taken into account in global energy discussions. Honorary Doctorate in Management Sciences, Nigerian Defence Academy.