Adesua Dozie, an experienced General Counsel, has emerged as the vice chairman of ExxonMobil in Nigeria.
The former legal counsel at GE Africa is the first woman to occupy the enviable position in Nigeria.
Adesua, who joined ExxonMobil in November 2019, is the wife of Uzoma Dozie, the former Group Managing Director of Diamond Bank, who successfully implemented a merger with Access Bank Plc in 2018.
She has a Bachelor of Laws (LL. B) from the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom and an LL.M from Cornell Law School in New York.
She has a New York bar admission and a Nigerian bar and solicitor qualification.
Dozie has provided guidance on a number of significant transactions all over the African continent, utilising her in-depth understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape to promote regional growth and reinforce corporate governance and compliance practices among various business communities.
Dozie held a number of key legal positions for Coca-Cola throughout Africa as well as serving as its secretary and legal advisor.
She has also held positions with the law firm Ajumogobia & Okeke and Elf Petroleum, which is now part of Total Upstream.
Dozie and Liam M Mallon, President of Upstream Oil & Gas at Exxon Mobil Corp, recently visited the Presidential Villa to meet President Bola Tinubu.
“The meeting marks the continuation of this administration’s efforts to secure the collaboration of critical players in the oil sector towards ensuring stability, transparency and fair competition,” Tinubu said in a tweet.
“Thank you for all the words of prayer, support, and congratulations. I am incredibly humbled and so grateful. All Glory to God, without whom nothing is possible,” Dozie said in reaction to the congratulatory messages she had been getting.