Kase Lawal – Chairman
As Founder, Dr. Kase Lawal leads a diverse group of affilitated companies for CAMAC International Corporation on a non-executive basis. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Unity National Bank Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of CAMAC Energy Inc. (NYSE Amex: CAK). Committed to public service, Dr. Lawal provides key leadership on several boards and commissions. He is currently serving a seventh term as Commissioner to the Port of Houston Authority and as Vice Chairman of the Houston Airport Development System Corporation. He is also a member of the National Urban League’s Board of Directors and the Fisk University Board of Trustees. Dr. Lawal earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Texas Southern University and an master’s of business administration in finance and marketing from Prairie View A&M University. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in philosophy from Fort Valley State University and an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Texas Southern University.
Kamoru Lawal – Chief Executive Officer & President
Kamoru Lawal is the Chief Executive Officer and President of CAMAC. Mr. Lawal manages the CAMAC investment portfolio and directs the merger and acquisition activities for the holding company. He also has responsibility for the company’s trading activities. Mr. Lawal is a member of the Harvard Club of New York, Texas Southern University Foundation board and a Director on the Unity National Bank Board. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Mr. Lawal graduated from Texas Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Jean-Michel Malek – Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Jean-Michel Malek is CAMAC’s Executive Vice President & General Counsel. He is responsible for all aspects of CAMAC’s legal affairs around the world. In addition to private practice with law firms in Houston, Mr. Malek has also held various positions as in-house counsel with multinational companies. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, where he taught a course on law and development in Africa. Mr. Malek graduated, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law and has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with highest honors, from the University of Texas at Austin. From 2007 until 2012, he served as Honorary Consul of Namibia for the State of Texas.
Daniel Ogbonna – Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
Daniel Ogbonna has over 15 years of experience in advisory and large-scale project management function for Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and non-profit organizations. Prior to joining CAMAC, Mr. Ogbonna was the President of mySmartPac Corporation, a wholesale consumer product company. He was also the director of strategy and central planning for Limited Brands. Prior to that, he worked as an investment banker and equity analyst for Merrill Lynch and J. P. Morgan in their oil & gas, and consumer product groups respectively. Mr. Ogbonna has a master’s of business administration from Harvard Business School, a master’s of science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s of science in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee State University.
Fisoye Delano – Senior Vice President, Gas & Power
Mr. Fisoye Delano is Senior Vice President Gas and Power responsible for worldwide gas monetization and power projects. Fisoye started his career with Shell-BP in Nigeria and later joined Texaco, where over a period of 20 years he held various positions of increasing responsibilities in Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago and the USA. He joined the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in 2005, as Group General Manger in charge of Corporate Planning and Development. He was also responsible for driving and managing projects of strategic national interest, such as the Nigeria Gas Master Plan and the NNPC LNG Strategy. Subsequently, he was appointed the Managing Director of Nigerian Petroleum Development Company. Mr. Delano holds a bachelor’s of science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Ibadan, and master’s of science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Houston as well as a master’s in business administration.
Gregory Olumuyiwa Marinho – Vice President Exploration and Production, Allied Energy
Olu Marinho is a technical professional with close to 20 years of experience in upstream oil and gas development projects. Before joining the CAMAC Group, he held senior project management positions in Eni E&P S.p.A and the Royal Dutch Shell Group. Olu has hands on experience in the planning and management of major FPSO projects for offshore deepwater applications. Olu has a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an MS in Structural Engineering from Stanford University. He holds professional certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
Rose Valenzuela – Vice President of Administration
Rose Valenzuela is Vice President of Administration. Mrs. Valenzuela’s responsibilities include managing corporate information technology infrastructure, human resources, and administrative services. Mrs. Valenzuela holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Computer Information Systems and a minor in Business Administration from the University of Houston; she obtained her master’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix and a master’s in Spanish from UANL in Monterrey, Mexico. Mrs. Valenzuela is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, Association of Women in Computing, National Association of Professional Women, National Association of Female Executives, and the National Hispanic Professional Organization.