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Cyprian Mgbechi Ojum

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Doctor of Social Sciences

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Cyprian is from Ogbogu in Ogba Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Educational Management & Planning from the University of Port Harcourt, a master’s degree in Educational Management from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology and a Master of Science degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, United Kingdom. In 1995, Cyprian began his career with Total E&P Nigeria Limited (then Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited) as a shipping officer where he was charged with the import and exports of operational materials. He rose through the ranks from shipping officer to local purchasing officer, buyer, head of purchasing, contracts engineer and procurement manager. In the 19 years Cyprian has been with the company he also held positions of organization manager and deputy general manager. Between 2004 and 2007 Cyprian was sent on an international assignment to Paris, France as long lead items (LLI) contracts engineer for a large project. Cyprian has attended management trainings at the University of North London, Oxford Management Services, the French Institute of Petroleum Studies (IFP) in Reuil Malmaison, Lagos Business School (Pan African University), and Cranfield General Management Program of the Cranfield University in the United Kingdom where he recently received an Award for Excellence in Management following the successful completion of the Cranfield General Management Program in November 2014. Cyprian is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, London; Institute of Sustainability Professionals, USA and Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered). He currently is deputy general manager, sustainable development for Total in Nigeria, where he is focusing on sustainability of oil bearing communities in the Niger Delta and looking at how to reduce dependency of communities on multinationals and how the growing socio-economic inequalities in those communities can be checked.