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Louis Brown Ogbeifun  is a core HR professional and astute mediator. 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 the responsibilities of 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 country huge 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 the resolution of conflicts in the oil and gas sector

 Profile: He has over thirty-two years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, most of it was spent in conflict resolution practice. He holds the 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 in 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.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Accredited Mediator- Centre for Effective Dispute  Resolution (CEDR), UK – 2003;
  • Certified Trainer of Managing Workplace Conflict, Mediation Training Institute (MTI), USA; 2006
  • Certified Professional in Managing Workplace Conflict Mediation Training Institute (MTI), USA; 2010
  • Fellow, Institute Of Chartered Mediators And Conciliators (ICMC), Nigeria,
  • Member, the Panel of Neutrals, Edo State Multi Door Court House, Benin City,
  • Member, the Panel of Neutrals, the Federal High Court, FCT, Abuja
  • Fellow, Institute of Management Consultants,
  • Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK, and Nigeria.
  • Member, NIM
  • Associate Member, CIPM

 

AWARDS/ LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

  • United Nations Public Service Award, 2020
  • Crown of Peace and Leadership Award, 2019;
  • AI Oil Gas Dispute Resolution Award 2015;
  • Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators [ICMC] [President] [2012]–[2016];
  • Trade Union Congress [TUC] [Deputy President General 1] [2003]–[2005];
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association [PENGASSAN] [President] [2003]–[2005]
  • Omeziri Ndigbo 1 Na Nigeria, 2019;
  • Garkusa Mattasan Arewa, 2019;

 


 

MORE ON  LOUIS BROWN OGBEIFUN

Louis Brown Ogbeifun holds the Bachelor of Public Administration and Master of Health, Planning and Management; both of the University of Benin.

As a team builder and activist, he had served as Chapter and Branch Chairman in Corporate Headquarters of the white collar employees, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) NNPC;  and was elected the 10th the President of PENGASSAN in 2003.

In recognition of his immense contributions to the ensure industrial peace and harmony in the oil and gas sector, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, invited him to participate in the 96th session of the International Labour Organization convention that took place in Geneva, Switzerland from May 30 to June 15, 2007.

In recognition of his effective mediation and sterling leadership skills, he was honoured with several awards. These include: Ivory Top Consult Limited Eagle Award for Achievements and Contributions to Local Content development in Nigeria (2005); Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership, Social and Community Development (HONORIS CAUSA), Evangel Christian University, African campus, Lagos (2003). The Board of Governors of the Abuja Multi-Door Courthouse (AMDC), High Court of the Federal Territory, Abuja enlisted him on the Panel of Neutrals on March 5, 2007. He is a Certified Professional in Managing Workplace Conflicts, U.S.A; and an Accredited Mediator, Centre for Effective Disputes’ Resolution (CEDR); UK.

He has served in several Committees among which are: Committee on Socio-Economic Impact of Downstream Deregulation in Nigeria, 2003; Committee on the Privatization of NNPC Downstream Sector, 2003/2004; Nigeria Stakeholders Work Group of the Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI) 2004/2005; Independent Consolidated and Cushioning Measures Committee, 2004/2005 etc.

Louis Brown Ogbeifun was elected the 10th President of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) the White Collar employees of the oil and gas industry in 2003; and the 1st Deputy President General of the Trade Union congress (TUC) of Nigeria in 2004. He has served the nation in several Committees among which are: Committee on Socio-Economic Impact of Downstream Deregulation in Nigeria, 2003; Committee on the Privatization of NNPC Downstream Sector, 2003/2004; Nigeria Stakeholders Work Group of the Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI) 2004/2005; Independent Consolidated and Cushioning Measures Committee, 2004/2005.

In recognition of his leadership qualities he has received several awards, which include the Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership, Social and Community Development HONORIS CAUSA by Evangel Christian University, 2003 (Lagos Nigeria), Patriotic Achiever’s Award (2003) Diamond Award of professional Excellence (2003) Outstanding Union Leader Award (2003), Role Model Gold Award (2003).

He is an author of several articles in various newspapers in Nigeria and the book “The Role of labour unions in the Oil and gas Industry in Nigeria: A Practitioner’s Perspective”

Mr. Ogbeifun’s Professional Affiliations include:
•  Member, Conflict Management and Leadership Training Institute, Canada; 2009
•  Member, the Governing Council, Institute of Mediation and Conciliation; Nigeria 2008
•  Member, Panel of Neutrals, High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria; 2007
•  Member, Society for Human Resource Management, USA 2007
•  MTI Certified Professional in Managing Workplace Conflicts, U.S.A. 2006
•  MTI Certified Trainer of Managing Workplace Conflicts, U.S.A; 2006
•  Accredited Mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution-UK; 2003
•  Member, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators; 2003
•  Associate Member, Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered); 2003