Engr. Adeyemi Akinlawon retired as Manager, Gas Commercial from Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL). He has about thirty years’ experience in the Oil and Gas industry, starting as a Graduate Assistant with the Department of Petroleum Engineering of the University of Ibadan in August 1983 after which he joined Texaco Overseas (Nigeria) Petroleum Company Unlimited (TOPCON) in April 1984, as a Petroleum Engineer. He worked with TOPCON up till December 2001, in several positions and increasing job responsibilities as: Petroleum Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, Senior Petroleum Engineer, Engineering Supervisor, Assistant Engineering Manager and Manager, Project Development before transferring his employment to CNL in January 2002 after which he worked as Coordinator, Gas Commercialization, Manager Technical and Government Liaison (Deepwater & PSCs) and Manager, NNPC/DPR Relations (Deepwater & PSCs).
Engr. Akinlawon was the 2011 Chairman of the Nigeria Council of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He is a member of the SPE Nigeria Council Board of Trustees and a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).