Babs Omotowa has over 20 years experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to coming to Nigeria LNG Limited, he was, at various times, Vice President, HSE, Infrastructure and Logistics for Shell companies in Sub- Sahara Africa, a Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Nigeria and also Director of West Africa Pipeline Company.
Babs Jolayemi Omotowa holds a degree in Industrial Chemistry and a Master of Business Administration (Operations Research) from the University of Ilorin. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (Supply Chain Management) from University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
After a brief stint as a chemistry and mathematics teacher at Bishop Smith College, Ilorin, he joined Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in 1993 where he started his career as a management trainee and rose rapidly to Head,
Operations Support, Warri, before he went on international assignments with Shell in the United Kingdom, Holland, and Norway, serving variously as Production Asset Manager, Shipping Manager and Business Improvement Manager.
He returned to Nigeria in 2006 as General Manager Supply Chain for SNEPCo and later SPDC, and he is a Fellow, UK Chartered Institute of Supply, London Over his distinguished career across Europe and Africa, Babs has been renowned for strategic transformation, reengineering, successful turnaround, as well as maximizing value chains. His stated goal in NLNG is to sustain the historical excellent performance, move the company to the next level and make NLNG an inspiration to Nigeria.
In 2014, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), appointed Babs as its Global President for 2014/2015. In selecting Omotowa for the role, the UK headquartered CIPS' Global Board of Trustees said his appointment was based on self-recognition and his strong contributions to global procurement and supply governance and practice.