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  • A Thorough bred Oil and Gas Industry Professional with 30 years’ experience covering Technical, Commercial, Managerial and Executive roles in different business units across the Oil and gas value chain.
  • A Charismatic Leader with unwavering commitment to success who exhibited Leadership, high level of Competence and Integrity in delivering diverse, intricate and often complex assignments and roles throughout his career in the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation.
  • A Reform minded and recognized change agent with documented ability to lead successful Transformation and drive business process re-engineering in fulfilment of corporate aspirations.
  • Wunti, a graduate of Chemistry from Ahmadu Bello University and a holder of master’s degree in business administration has held a number of key positions in NNPC including:
    • Managing Director, Petroleum Products Marketing Company
    • Group General Manager Corporate Planning & Strategy (Commercial Superintendent & Chief Strategist for the Corporation)
    • Senior Technical Advisory role to five (5) different Group Managing Directors of NNPC
    • General Manager – NNPC Efficiency Unit
    • Head of Market Research, Brass LNG Ltd, Lagos, Nigeria
    • Amongst others
  • Bala led some critical National Assignments where he demonstrated excellent commercial and Business acumen. These include.
    • Led the Economic Management Team (EMT) formed Technical Committee for the review and Amendment of the 1993 Deep Offshore Act (currently before NASS),to improve Government Take from our Production Sharing Contracts
    • Formulated a new framework and also led the renegotiation of Production Sharing Contracts after over 2 decades of stalemate
    • Initiated the strategic vision and drove the NNPC LPG Strategy and the NNPC Shipping Strategy leading to the birth of new entities with strong commercial prospects in the NNPC portfolio.
    • Led Commercial negotiations for ~30 different agreements in the LNG space
    • Initiated the “Nigasification Strategy” for powering the Nigerian economy with Natural Gas and Its Liquids
    • Initiated the “PPIE Initiative” for eliminating the importation of petroleum products through the implementation of 10 Condensate Refineries with combined capacity of ~200,000 barrels per day
  • Wunti also has a proven track record in energy diplomacy, international coordination and relationship management as
    • The Nigeria National Representative in the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)
    • Technical Member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Economic Board
  • A Proven developer and motivator of teams and individual performers through recognition, mentorship and development of diversified skills and competencies. Mr. Wunti has a flair for mentorship and has mentored over 100 young professionals across the Corporation
  • He has been a Keynote Speaker and Panel Discussant of repute in several Local and International Energy Forums including World Energy Council, Cera Week, Global National Oil Companies (NOC) Assembly etc .
  • Bala Wunti is happily married with 4 kids
  • He is a fellow of the Chemical society of Nigeria (FCSN)
  • He is an inspiring brand in the Chemist profession.
  • He is a firm believer in Youth’s Potentials and Creativity.


Group General Manager, National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS)
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