John Akindele Rockson – Deputy Managing Director

John is one of the founding Directors and a Deputy Managing Director of Bell Oil & Gas. He plays an active role in Company strategy, Planning and Business Development.Over the past 17 years John has undertaken several roles in Bell Oil & Gas including Finance & Business Development Director from 2002-2005 and Chief Financial Officer from January 2006 to April 2019.
From the 1st May 2019, John became the Deputy Managing Director responsible for Business Development and Supply Chain working in partnership with the Board to develop a holistic strategy and business plan for the Company. John’s responsibilities include, and not limited to:
• Managing the Company’s lines of business to achieve all agreed near and medium-term financial targets through a holistic business plan; and in accordance with both best-in-class Nigerian and international prudent business practices and standards;
• Ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations, except where waivers, forbearances and exemptions have been granted or the Company is taking reasonable steps towards remediation.
John has over 30 years experience in Management Consulting, Supply Chain Management and Financial Management, gained from the Oil, Gas and Power sectors.Prior to Bell Oil & Gas he spent six years in management consulting in the energy and financial services divisions of Sapient Corporation, an American consulting firm and Deloitte and Touché in the UK. John’s previous experience includes British Telecom, Barclays Bank and the UK Civil Service (Justice Department).

John has attended several energy conferences in the UK, USA and Africa, and taken numerous courses in the oil and gas industry at the International Petroleum Exchange, The College of Petroleum and Energy Studies, and the Princeton Energy Program.

John holds an HND in Accountancy, a Post Graduate Diploma from the University of Reading and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Henley Business School, United Kingdom. He is an Alumni of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.

In addition, John is an Alumni of Harvard Business school, where he did the Owner/ President Management (OPM) Executive program, 2009-2011.

John has undertaken various roles at the Lagos Polo club and the Apapa Boat club and is a member of the Ikoyi Golf club. He is happily married with two children.