Audrey Joe-Ezigbo appointed into the Executive Committee of the International Gas Union (IGU)

Grateful to God for my appointment into the 2022-2025 Executive Committee of the International Gas Union (IGU), sitting in as Nigeria’s representative responsible for the Exploration & Production Committee 2022-2025; the first African woman to occupy this position.

It’s a privilege to contribute my quota to the global discourse on Gas matters, and to further entrench Nigeria’s relevance and impact within the global industry.

Founded in 1931, the IGU is the Global Voice of Gas with more than 150 members in every continent who are national Gas Associations (including of course, the Nigerian Gas Association NGA) and Corporations playing across the entire Gas value chain from exploration and production, transmission via pipelines and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Gas distribution and end utilization.

IGU’s mission is to advocate Gas as an integral part of a sustainable global energy system, and to promote the political, technical, and economic progress of the gas industry. Its members represent over 90% of the global Gas market.
It’s also quite auspicious for me to serve in this capacity under the able leadership of Madam Li Yalan, the current IGU President…and the first female to serve in this capacity in the IGU’s 92 years of existence, particularly as I also served as the first female President of the NGA in the Association’s 22-year history.

While I firmly believe that Nigeria’s Gas industry challenges are primarily gender-neutral, the global Energy landscape as a whole stands to benefit tremendously from a more diverse, equitable and inclusive playing field, especially at leadership levels. I’m honored to be a part of creating this reality while moving the global policy and environment of Gas conversations forward.

Proud to be working alongside my industry big brother and dear friend Engr. Emeka Ene who serves as Chairman, IGU E&P Coordination Committee 2022-2025, and of course the indefatigable support of the Nigerian Gas Association led by PNGA Ed Ubong.

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