Meet our Discussant – Dr. Louis Brown Ogbeifun
Dr. Louis Brown Ogbeifun is an astute mediator, trainer, and manager in workplace conflicts. He retired from the Group Human Resources Division of the NNPC as Manager, Employee Relations (ER) in 2015. As Manager ER, he was charged with managing union-management relations and resolving disputes that might have arisen thereof. He successfully mediated and resolved several industrial relations disputes in the oil and gas industry, thereby saving the huge country costs which would have been lost to industrial actions. While in service, he also sat in for the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, on the 13-Man Ministerial Committee, on resolving conflicts in the oil and gas sector. He is on the Faculty and the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators of Nigeria (ICMC).
He is currently an active member of the Panel of Neutrals, the Edo State Multi-Door Court House, the High Court, Benin City, and the On-Call Mediator for the UN Global Mediator Panel (GMP). He is also the founder and CEO of Accolade Independent Mediators Limited.
He has over thirty-two years of experience in the oil and gas industry, most of which was spent in conflict resolution practice.
He holds a Bachelor of Public Administration. 2nd Class Upper, from the University of Benin; Master of Health Planning and Management from the University of Benin, the Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership, Social and Community Development; HONORIS CAUSA of the Evangel Christian University African Campus, Lagos.
While in service, he served the country on several Committees, including but not limited to: the Nigeria Stakeholders Working Group (NSWG); Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI); Ministerial Committee on the sustainability of the NNPC Pension Fund; Independent Consolidation and Cushioning Committee; Committee on Socio-Economic Impact of Downstream Deregulation Committee, Committee on the Privatization of the Downstream Operations of the oil and gas industry.
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