Peter Ntephe was appointed Chief Executive Officer of ERHC Energy in April 2010. He has been involved in the Company’s executive management, in various capacities, since 2001. His roles have included fundamental participation in the negotiation, securing and maintenance of all the Company’s oil and gas interests in sub-Saharan Africa.
As Chief Executive officer, he oversees the executive management of ERHC Energy and its subsidiaries, ensuring that the group’s strategic objectives are met. Under Dr. Ntephe’s leadership, the Company has more than doubled the size of acreage under its control and expanded its strategic focus to include onshore acreage which is comparatively cheaper and less complicated to explore than deep offshore acreage. The Company has also rapidly grown its in-house technical capabilities, enabling it to directly operate its onshore assets in a strategic shift from the non-operator model it previously ran. Dr. Ntephe has had a career spanning 25 years, in the public and private sectors. In addition to his PhD from the University of London, he holds five other degrees including a Master of Science from the University of Oxford, a Master of Laws from the University of London and a Master of Science (Management) from the Brunel University, London. Dr. Ntephe has previously taught as adjunct faculty in the Business School of the American Intercontinental University, London. He is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) as well as of the Committee on Oil and Gas Law of the International Bar Association.