Lanre is a visionary within the LPG Industry of Nigeria – 10 years ago he left his life behind in the UK and took a role with NIAF / DFID as a Distribution Workstream Manager in Nigeria. This role and his vast experience in the energy sector of the UK (N-Power) and Bsc in Management which equipped him with business development, process management and energy sector commercial experience (oil & gas and power), very significant and influential business and political contacts, understanding of the business environment and how to deliver within the very complex Nigerian environment; gave him the all the skills he required to start what has become known as the Rungas Group.
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).
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 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)
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)