Anibor O. Kragha

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Mr. Anibor Kragha is currently the Executive Secretary of the African Refiners & Distributors Association (ARA), the first ever pan-African organization for the Downstream oil sector in Africa, a position he has held from April 2020 to date. Mr. Kragha served as the President of the ARA from March 2019 to March 2020. Prior to the ARA, he was the Chief Operating Officer for the Refineries & Petrochemicals Directorate of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) from April 2016 to July 2019. Before then, he served as Group General Manager, Treasury for NNPC from September 2015 to March 2016.

Before joining NNPC, Mr. Kragha spent over ten years working for Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN), an affiliate of ExxonMobil, culminating in serving as the Upstream Treasurer for ExxonMobil Affiliates in Nigeria from July 2012 to September 2015. He also had various roles of increasing responsibility in ExxonMobil Upstream Africa Audit, MPN’s Commercial and Treasurer’s groups in Nigeria, the ExxonMobil Development Company and Corporate HQ Affiliate Finance department in the U.S.

Mr. Kragha holds four degrees – a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota (1996), a Masters in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell (1998) and two Masters degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2003. At MIT, Mr. Kragha was a Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Fellow via which he secured both a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).