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OVH Energy Marketing Rewards Distributors for Outstanding Performance
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Leading supplier and distributor of refined petroleum products,
OVH Energy Marketing recently rewarded its top-performing lubricant
distributors for their outstanding performance at a presentation ceremony held
in Lagos, Nigeria.
During the presentation ceremony which happened at Aspamda
Market, two qualified distributors who each sold over 1 million liters of
lubricants were recognized in line with the management’s commitment to award
deserving distributors. The duo, Chucorl Nigeria Limited, and Ade De Young Auto
Limited who met and exceeded the set target in the distribution of OLEUM
lubricants were awarded OLEUM branded trucks at the ceremony.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the Chief Executive
Officer, OVH Energy Marketing, Huub Stokman posited that the ceremony was
organized to reward top-performing distributors as well as inspire others
through their exemplary feats. “Our distinctive progress as the leading
downstream oil and gas company is built on the commendable dedication and
support of our partners as well as the contributions of our staff. I applaud
the awardees and other OLEUM distributors for their diligence and
resourcefulness in making sure that the OLEUM range of lubricants remains a
market leader.” he said.
“Oleum is a product made in Nigeria, by Nigerians, for
Nigerians. Our dream is to formulate the best lubricant available in the
Nigerian market at a very affordable price. The hard work of our partners
continues to contribute immensely to the growth of the organization and for
that we are thankful” he continued.
Commenting at the presentation ceremony, Alhaji Lateef Adeleke,
owner Ade De Young Auto Ltd., an awardee said “I appreciate the company
for this initiative to reward distributors with branded trucks. Rewarding
deserving distributors with the branded trucks is a thoughtful initiative from
OVH Energy Marketing.”
Chief Oliver Jacob, CEO Chucorl Oil and Gas Limited said
“This acknowledgement from OVH Energy Marketing is indeed an incentive to do
even more. The trucks will be valuable in strengthening our supply chain and
meeting our increasing consumer demand”
OVH Energy Marketing Limited Proffers Customer Satisfaction as An Opportunity in Nigeria’s Deregulated Oil & Gas Sector
maiden edition of the Nigerian Content Midstream - Downstream Oil and Gas
Stakeholders Summit, with the theme, “Maximizing Potentials in the Midstream
and Downstream Oil and Gas Sector – A Local Content Perspective” kicked off on
May 23rd, 2022.
event organized by The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board
(NCDMB) engaged stakeholders within the industry in top-level dialogue
articulating the agenda for actualizing the full local content potential.
Speakers and Panelists also discussed prospects for driving massive investments
in the Midstream and Downstream sectors of the Nigerian Oil and Gas
second day of the hybrid summit featured a panel discussion with Mr.
Huub Stokman, Chief Executive Officer of OVH Energy Marketing Limited (Oando
licensee), discussing “opportunity areas and challenges of investment
in the petroleum product marketing and bunkering sector.”
Stokman stated that pipelines, depots, trucks and retail sites are priority
areas for investment within the industry. The trucks and depots are critical to
last-mile delivery and should be upgraded with safety features reflective of
modern best practices. He said, “investors measure performance through
returns. To effectively invest in Nigeria’s midstream and downstream oil and
gas sector, players need to increase operational efficiencies and reduce
losses. With the proposed deregulation of the industry backed by the Petroleum
Industry Act, soon Nigeria will have a functioning refinery landscape which
will create value for Nigeria. However, stakeholders must properly capture this
value through safe and sustainable operations down the value chain, otherwise
it will go to waste.”
retail forecourt offerings in the industry are not on par with those of other
countries on the continent. Once deregulation happens the price of PMS will
probably increase. When this happens,
the consumer will naturally request more value for money. When we pay more, we
typically want more. To satisfy the consumers demand, industry players must
guarantee the quality, quantity, and excellent customer service in a safe and
secure environment.” He continued. He further highlighted key challenges
facing the manufacturing industry that supports the Oil & gas industry, including
reliance on import of critical raw materials, inflation and currency devaluation,
as well as industry skills shortage arising from skilled Nigerians moving
overseas. He reiterated that investment done by the Oil & gas industry in
upskilling existing manpower will contribute to build in-country people skills
summit’s agenda of sensitizing and enlightening stakeholders about NCDMB’s
capacity intervention programmes in support of Nigerian Content Development in
the Mid and Downstream sectors is commendable.
Energy is a leading indigenous marketer of choice and provider of trusted petroleum
products and services in Nigeria. The organization's expertise
spans the distribution of refined petroleum products for retail,
commercial and industrial purposes. Its strong unrivaled heritage, drive to
impact lives positively and the influence of the shareholders – Helios
Investments, an Africa-focused Nigerian firm; Vitol Group, a leading global
supplier of petroleum products and the strong Oando retail brand – contributes
to the brand’s growing business success. Through its Oando retail brand, OVH
Energy has enriched Nigeria’s downstream sector and established an unparalleled
supply footprint, distributing over 1 billion liters of refined petroleum
OVH Energy Marketing Partners NGO to curb the spread of Malaria
In commemoration of the 2022 World Malaria Day, OVH Energy
Marketing, the leading indigenous marketer of choice, has partnered with the
African Clean-up initiative, a non-profit advocacy organisation, for another
edition of the Roll Back Malaria campaign. The campaign marked under the theme
"Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save
lives" empowered local communities within Lagos and Rivers state.
The Roll Back Malaria campaign is a partnership program
conceived and implemented out of the need to educate people on Malaria
preventive measures. The initiative seeks to identify and eradicate the
associated effects of Malaria through education, empowerment, and treatment.
Beneficiaries were enlightened on preventive measures and practical steps to
prevent malaria outbreaks. Insecticide-treated mosquito nets were also
distributed to men, women and children from the host communities.
World Malaria Day is marked annually to focus global attention
on Malaria, and its impact on families, communities, and societal development,
especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the 2021 World Malaria Report by
the World Health organisation, the African Region carries a disproportionately
high share of the global malaria burden. In 2020, Africa was home to 95% of
malaria cases and 96% of malaria deaths, with children under 5 accounting for
about 80% of all malaria deaths.
Speaking on the impact of the initiative, the Chief
Executive Officer of OVH Energy Marketing, Huub Stokman reiterated the
company's commitment to malaria prevention and control to build a healthy and
conducive environment for members of its host communities. He mentioned that
Malaria remains a significant public health and development challenge that
requires collective human efforts and technological innovation to manage.
"The WHO has warned that malaria deaths will probably
dwarf direct deaths from COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria also poses a
socio-economic challenge; sadly, it remains a burden costing the continent an
estimated $12 billion yearly. Therefore, the fight against Malaria is a
critical issue requiring strong private sector engagement. At OVH Energy, we
are deeply committed to eradicating this disease amongst Nigerians while
improving our host communities' social and economic development in alignment
with United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal three, which is good health
and well-being." He said.
Also commenting on the initiative, Alexander Akhigbe,
founder of the African Cleanup Initiative (ACI) said, "Malaria
is a preventable and treatable disease that continues to affect the health and
livelihood of people worldwide. Thus, when individuals are properly educated,
the spread can be prevented, and with the right treatment, the mortality rate
OVH Energy's commitment to enriching its host community is
commendable. Through various corporate social responsibility initiatives such
as the University Scholarship Scheme, OLEUM Academy, amongst others, the firm
continues to impact the lives of those within its host communities.
Break The Bias; Find Your Path
The Chief Marketing Officer of OVH Energy
Marketing, Lilian Ikokwu, shares her perspective on women in marketing and the
power of finding one's path.
Lilian Ikokwu had finished
a Bachelor's in computer science from Nnamdi Azikiwe University when she had an
epiphany. "Computer science is defined by rules and codes, programming
languages and artificial intelligence," she said. "Shortly after
graduation, it clicked for me; I wanted to try out other things. I wanted to
develop creative solutions for ingenious business problems."
She navigated to
marketing with her creativity, communication skills, and analytical abilities;
she felt right at home. With her background in computer science, Lilian
understood the numbers; she quickly realized that data-driven marketing is the
backbone of all laser-sharp understanding of one's target audience.
trajectory has been an interesting one. Fresh to working in the oil and gas
industry, she tried different size roles. She worked as a commercial branch
manager, Lubricants and VAP Manager, Customer Care Manager, Network
Optimization Manager, Head Lubricants (Sales & Marketing), and now Chief
Marketing Officer (CMO). Lilian has come a long way with an impressive role as
CMO of one of Nigeria's most prominent indigenous marketers of choice, OVH
She had been laying
the groundwork for years. "Radical changes do not happen overnight.
Thousands of seemingly insignificant blocks build a mansion; I believe the same
thing happens with opportunities." Lilian said, "Laying the
groundwork and capacity building sometimes take years; its back-breaking work
that eventually pays off. Then, when the right opportunity comes along, you
think to yourself, this is it! This is the moment I've been preparing
Sharing her views on
women's progress in the marketing industry, Lilian said, "I am an
optimist, so is it progressing? Yes. Is it fast enough? I don't think so.
Across the spectrum, from client to agency side practitioners and through
content creation to messaging, the business case has been made for the
incredible upside to full female participation. It is proven that having women
in leadership roles positively influences consumer representation. This should
ordinarily be a no-brainer. But if it is so obvious and simple, why hasn't it
been solved yet?"
Clarity on the root
issues and a concrete plan to solve them are critical. For example, despite
near-parity in entry-level numbers, women are outnumbered almost 2 to 1 by men
in first-level manager jobs that are the bridges to senior roles. Lilian
believes that levelling the playing field by dismantling obstacles that impede
retention will increase female participation within the industry.
There is a dogged
stubbornness that one needs to possess to succeed. This attitude serves Lilian
well in her time at OVH Energy Marketing. Lilian said the fact is, "the
profession attracts more females at entry-level. However, in Nigeria, upward
mobility becomes a challenge due to the disproportionate duties a woman carries
because of culture and non-supportive practices" This often results in a
career break leaving few women at very senior levels to drive the change.
Policy and implementation
are the solutions, Lilian explained. To support female employees for
professional development while on maternity leave and for re-assimilation to
the workforce is a game-changer.
She discovered through
experience the importance of continued education and having a solid network.
"I recommend both to ascending talents, sometimes it's exhausting, but it
is worth it. Continue learning, dabble into different things because you'll
never know if you don't try, and that is the only way you keep learning." Always
a scientist at heart; she believes that even failed trials reveal helpful
both women and men as allies. You are only as strong as your network, and while
this may sound cliché, it is the truth. I have also noticed a reluctance in
women to leverage their network. When this happens, I tell them why buy a fancy
car if you won't take it out for a ride." Lilian said
mentorship is critical in life," she said. "Seeing someone that is
where you want to be, just has an impact on your life." Particularly as a
Nigerian woman working in marketing, Lilian appreciates the unique impact her
visibility can have on fellow women pursuing careers in Marketing.
"I am inspired by so
many great mentors who have helped me on this journey; I hope that I can serve
others like that." By sharing our stories, Lilian reminds us, we equip
each other with insight. Those are the most valuable gifts as we continue to
find our path
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