Lanre Runsewe is the Group C.E.O of the Rungas Group, E.D Metercom Nigeria Ltd and a visionary within the LPG Industry of Nigeria.
His degrees in Management from Birmingham City University and IT from Westminster University, coupled with his vast work experience in the energy sector, at NPower UK, equipped him with top level commercial, business development and process management skills.
In 2011, Lanre moved back from the UK, to take up a role with the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF) / Department for International Development (DFID) as a Distribution Workstream Manager. His work contributed to the successful commencement of the Transitional Electricity market and to the eventual privatisation of the 11 power Distribution companies in Nigeria. This role gave him a vast understanding of how to deliver within the very complex Nigerian business environment.
Lanre believes that gas is the fuel that will power Africa. After gaining extensive experience in the global energy industry, Lanre started Rungas Group with an objective to pioneer transformation within the Nigerian gas industry through the introduction of a dynamic and integrated infrastructure system, from cylinder manufacturing to gas trading. Lanre’s worth to the gas industry of Nigeria was highlighted when he was inaugurated as a member of the Gas Value Chain sectorial working group set up by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board in 2020.
Lanre’s core vision is to enrich the lives of the people of Africa, through the provision of affordable and accessible ‘Safe Clean Energy’. On this basis, he also started the Rungas Foundation which provides funding and relief to individuals and like-minded organisations.
Mohammed Hayatudeen is the Chairman of the Rungas Group. He is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University and has attended Advanced Management Programs at Harvard Business School, London Business School and INSEAD. He has almost 40 years experience as an economist and banker.
He started his career working in principal investments and project finance at the Northern Nigeria Development Corporation (subsequently New Nigeria Development Corporation) which at the time was Nigeria’s largest industrial holding company with investments across a range of industries. He rapidly roe to the position of Group Chief Executive of NNDC.
He was subsequently appointed to head FSB International Bank – previously the moribund Federal Savings Bank: with a mandate to turnaround and transform the institution into a viable and profitable commercial bank, a task he achieved outstandingly. He was Chairman and CEO of FSB International Bank for 14 years.
Mallam Hayatudeen is also a past Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group – Nigeria’s leading economic think tank
Ambassador Bagudu Hirse served in the Federal Civil Service Commission for five years. He also served in the Federal Ministry of Commerce & Tourism, Education, Foreign Affairs, Health and the Presidency in an Advisory capacity.
In 1999, he was appointed an Ambassador and accredited as Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia. While in Namibia, he became the Dean of the African Group of Ambassadors, the Dean of Commonwealth Heads of Mission and the Deputy Dean of the Diplomatic Corp.
In 2005, he was appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) and he served the nation in that role for 14 years until his tenure came to an end in July 2020. While serving as a member of the Board of NLNG, he was appointed Chairman of the Board Establishment Committee (BEC) of the Company for purposes of appointments, promotions and discipline.
Currently serves as a Director of Nigerian Bottling Company Plc.
He is a Social Science Graduate from University of Ibadan; Post Graduate Studies in Management from Cranfield University and Graduate of Advanced Management Program from Lagos Business School.
He is currently the president of Sublime Energy and a member of the board of Mainstream Energy. He served as a Director/ General Manager of a multi- million dollar company SANBELL Group of Companies, a company with interests in manufacturing, agriculture, real estate, import and export and education.
He was also a Director / Chief Operating Office of DEFCOM TECHNOLOGIES LTD, ENERGY SOLUTIONS LTD, SANI BELLO FOUNDATION, DORNIER AVIATION NIGERIA AIEP, UNIFONE TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD and ALLSTREAM ENERGY SOLUTION LTD. He has an MSC in Communications Management (MCM – Buckingham University, UK) Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Information Technology & Business Administration (American Intercontinental University in London, UK)
He has over 34 years in the oil and gas industry. He worked with NNPC where he served at technical and managerial positions; Manager, Exploration, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC);General Manager, Production Sharing Contract Division (PSC, NAPIMS ); Group General Manager (LNG & Power) ; Managing Director, Nigerian Gas Company (NGC ) and Managing Director, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC). He is a past President and Fellow, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) and a Fellow of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS).
He has over 13 years experience in the UK energy market focusing on quality and process improvements using Six Sigma and Lean thinking principles, hence his qualifications as a Six Sigma / Lean Practitioner. After consulting in numerous organisations, he currently holds the position of Head of Enterprise Architecture & Quality for the Research Council Shared Service Centre, an arms length body of the UK Government Department of Business, Innovations and Skills
He has a Bsc in Economics and Marketing (Liverpool University, UK). He also has a Masters Degree in Managing for Business Excellence (Warwick University, UK)