Professor Oluwatoyin Ashiru is a graduate of the University of Sussex, Brighton UK where he obtained a B.Sc in Materials Science and Engineering. He concluded his Ph.D at the University of Birmingham, UK in Industrial Metallurgy.
He began his career as a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the Universities of Lagos and Ibadan respectively before serving as Nigerian Senior Research Fellow at the International Tin Research Institute in the UK. He is currently the Managing Director and CEO of Tricontinental Oil Services Ltd. He is an accomplished Materials and Metallurgical Engineer with over 30 years of comprehensive professional experience in academia, entrepreneurship, management engineering, technologies invention, and consulting for the enhancement of productivity in major industries worldwide.
Professor Ashiru also has a strong background in program development and quality assurance, with an outstanding history of managing projects from initial conception, through development, to implementation for major oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, steel production, and energy production industries worldwide. He holds an exceptional record for executing mission-critical projects on schedule and within budget, and is highly skilled on strategic planning, budget controls and problem solving. He also has an extensive international experience in the UK, USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Far East, and Asia.
Professor Ashiru has extensive project management experience in major international refining, chemical, petrochemical, offshore oil & gas development, pipeline, infrastructure, and power generation projects ranging from US$40 million to US$2 billion. He is also a successful businessman as he has worked extensively on multi-national joint ventures projects representing owners or as a contractor. He has served on Joint Venture and Consortium Executive Committees and has participated directly in claims negotiations and settlement agreements in excess of US$100 million. His wealth of experience also includes membership on the Governing Board responsible for strategic and operational decisions, and he was responsible for worldwide engineering operations for proposals and projects.
Professor Ashiru is an expert consultant and Board Member of many international research centers and major industrial sectors; and has served worldwide on various governmental multi-disciplinary task forces and technical committees. He holds USA, British, European, Brazilian, and other international patents for products and systems that he invented. He is a recipient of several merit awards which include (but not limited to) his recognition in the USA as a “Professional with Extraordinary Ability”, listings in Who is Who in the World and Dictionary of International Biography, and the prestigious Distinguished Innovator Award of the Association of Tin Producing Countries.
Professor Ashiru joined the Board of FCMB Group Plc in December 2013 as a Non- Executive Director.