Profiles of Speakers

Dr. Abraham Nwachukwu


National President, OSHAssociation Nigeria Region

Dr. Abraham Nwachukwu is a seasoned occupational safety and health professional, As a Human Resource Manager and Project director with over twenty (20) years experience in multinational projects, his integration of Health and Safety Standards and principles into projects have saved many lives in the industry. Always in association with co-professionals with the passion of building safety culture into projects.

Currently, he is the Business Development Manager of River Niger Dredging Project & Master-Planning of Inland Water Transportation in Nigeria, and Project Director, Haskoning Engineering Consultants and the Project Manager of Prime Consultants to Dredging of Lower River Niger and Construction Works.

He is currently the President, Nigeria Region of Occupational Safety and Health Association UK (OSHAssociation).

Wayne Sundborg


Vice Chairman OSHAssociation UK (Worldwide)

Wayne is an experienced UK based Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety Management Professional with a proven track record of success in the Health and Safety industry. Providing high-level EHS control to create and maintain an injury free working environment. A strong pro-active leader, empowering staff to take ownership of health and safety issues in the workplace, providing coaching and mentoring to build an understanding of environmental health & safety issues.

Committed to bringing companies into the forefront of health and safety and transforming them into leading contenders in environmental health and safety.

He has experience in Developing Integrated EHS Management Systems, Safety Training with particular emphasis on Behavioural Training, reviewing and revising Risk Assessments, Method Statements, Appraising Sub Contractors, Internal and External Auditing ISO9001, 14001 & OHSAS 18001, Site Inspections, Implementing Safe Working Systems, Setting up Safety Committees on Site, Auditing, Reviewing & updating Policy and Procedures, On site O&EHS Support, Electricity, (Power and Energy) Petro-Chem/ Civils/Renewables/ Construction & Steel Structure Experience.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Safety Management, Fellow of the Faculty of the Management of Science, Fellow and Vice Chairman, Occupational Safety and Health Association- OSHAssociation UK Worldwide, Member of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management- UK and a Member of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents UK, and many others.

Itua Eugene

Dr. Eugene Itua, B.Sc (Hons),Pg.D,M.Sc.FOSHA,FIDPMN

Regional Chairman (Nigeria)
International Institute for Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM) UK

An established Safeguard Specialist with over 20 years experience, further acquired a broad multidisciplinary set of skills covering environment, safety & occupational health and as well as social risk management.

Itua, is a seasoned expert, who have proved his experiences in various industries, as a solution provider to World Bank as Safeguard Consultant, Policy Consultant, Nigeria Governors' Forum (Environment & Natural Resources) among others, honoured with Recipient of 2012 West Africa Top Entrepreneur Icon (HSE) Award. His presentations will be tailored to brainstorming on environmental challenges and best safety practices in the industries.

Dr. Sam Amadi

Former Chairman/CEO
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)

Dr. Sam Amadi, the former Executive Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). He is a lawyer and an established expert in the area of high level regional and international strategic and policy initiatives in a wide array of institutions both governmental and non-governmental.

He acquired a Ph.D and LL.M in 2004 and 2001 respectively from the prestigious Harvard Law School, Cambridge - Massachusetts. He also holds an M.P.A from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, Cambridge – Massachusetts.

Dr. Amadi is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), member of the board of directors of the Centre for Law and Social Action, Lagos, and member of the board of directors of the Maldova Foundation – a Washington-based policy Think-Tank for the promotion of socio-political and economic development in Maldova. His fellowships include the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, and the Edward Mason Fellowship in Public Policy and Management, Kennedy school of Government, Harvard.

Andreas Wenzel


Executive Director, OSHAssociation

Wenzel is an OSH professional and lead training specialist on the electrical safety operations and electronic computer systems, covering energy and power sector in Germany. Responsible for providing specialist support on - Safety of high and low voltage generation, transmission, distribution and usage - safety-related control systems in machinery and power plant operations.

Wenzel, started as a senior technician, travelled widely in the UK, Europe and Africa installing, testing and commissioning safety valves and damper actuation and computer control systems for power generation and petro-chemical industries. Due to his expertise, he was promoted to Electrical Design Computer Engineer, responsible for the design, Programming, installation, testing and commissioning of process monitoring and control systems and pumping installations predominantly for energy and power industry, for the purpose of achieving zero incident and injury in the industry.

He also drafted HSE's core guidance on electrical safety and contributed to guidance drafted by industry organisations in the power sector. He has contributed to the committees drafting harmonised standards on machinery safety. He is currently an Executive Director and Board Member of Occupational Safety and Health Association- OSHAssociation UK.

Engr. Joseph Garba Anebi


Controller General of the Federation, Federal Fire Service

Engr. Anebi Garba Joseph is currently the 2nd Controller General of the Federation, Federal Fire Service and a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Fire Protection Association of Nigeria and Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals, and Fellow, Occupational Safety and Health Association UK (OSHAssociation)

The Controller General has to his credit, many laurels which include Certified Protection Professional, HAZMAT Specialist, Firefighter IV, Safety officer & specialist, distinguished service to the public and private sector, where he has held many senior and top positions.

Oyet Gogomary


Head, EHSS&Q, Oando Plc

Dr. Oyet holds a doctorate degree in Environmental Management from the Institute of Geoscience and Space Technology, Port Harcourt. He is certified to NEBOSH UK, International General Certificate with Distinction and holds a certificate in Process Safety Management and Auditing from the Process Improvement Institute, Knoxville, USA. He attended the Senior Management programme (SMP 41) class of the Lagos Business School and was trained in Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA in Corporate Diplomacy: Reputation and Crisis Management. Dr. Oyet is a Harvard trained Management and Leadership Skills for Environmental Health and Safety Professionals. He is an alumnus of Henley's Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom.

He is the current Head of Environment, Health, Safety, Security and Quality at Oando Downstream. The foremost indigenous Oil and Gas Company, Nigeria. In his role, he manages all regulatory, Security and Government relationships and provide guidance on all EHSSQ strategy and its execution. Dr. Oyet is a Lead Auditor and Management Representative to the following integrated Management Systems (ISO 14001, QMS 9001 AND OHSAS 18001).

Dr. Oyet worked with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) as a senior HSE Advisor between 2000 and 2007. He has participated in various local and international conferences.

Dr. Oyet is a Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, SFIIRSM (UK), Fellow of the Occupational Safety and Health Association, FOSHA, (USA), Fellow of the Nigerian Environmental Society (FNES), Fellow of the Civilian Institute of Democratic Administration of Nigeria (FCIDA), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Human Capital Development, (CIHCDN), and a Fellow of the Institute of Administrators and Researchers of Nigeria (CFIAR)

Rockson A.Y.


HSE Superintendent, African Mining Service, Siguiri Gold Project, Guinea/Mali

Mr Yusuf Ali Rockson is highly fulfilled in health, safety and environment with over 20 years experience in plant supervision and HSE management system. His career cuts across nations and industries. Yusuf serves in various capacities ranging from HSE officer, HSE Supervisor (Expatriate), HSE Superintendent (Expatriate) with African Mining Service: Damang -Gold Project, Ghana; Yatela-Gold project, Mali; Yatela/Syama-Gold Project, Mali; and Siguiri Gold Project, Guinea, respectively.

He is certified in EMS, professional incidents investigator amongst other specialized professional trainings. He is a registered member of National Association of Safety Professionals (USA), member environmental emergency coordinators amongst others.