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Grace Orife


A seasoned Energy Economist and Strategist with years of cross-functional experience in the Oil and Gas Industry.
Grace began her career in consulting at PriceWaterCooperHouse (PWC), before moving to Shell Exploration and Production Company in Cameroon and subsequently Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Nigeria. Post Shell, She worked at Addax Petroleum Development Company and Eroton Exploration and Production Company Limited in Corporate Planning, Economics, and Strategy Manager roles.

Grace has BSc in Accountancy & Management from University of Buea (Cameroon), MBA from Warwick Business School (United Kingdom), Certificate in Oil and Gas Management from Thunderbird Global Business School (USA) and Doctoral Candidate (DBA) in Strategic Management from ISM Paris (France).

Grace is an active member of several industry groups and societies including Women in Energy Nigeria, SPE Nigeria. She is currently on the SPE Africa Advisory Council.

She is a strategic thinker and creative leader with a track record of successfully integrating business functions and establishing, mentoring, and managing teams to achieve superior business results.
Grace is a fitness enthusiast with passion for Formula One racing. She speaks both French and English fluently.