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  • Olushola Aina


Experienced operations, projects, maintenance, and reliability professional with background spanning 18 years in the Oil & Gas, Conventional & Renewable Energy, Utilities, and Banking industries. Proven track record of leading large teams to achieve significant cost savings, maintaining an exemplary safety record, and driving reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Consistently delivered exceptional improvements in availability and reliability, solidifying a position as a top performer. Apassionate advocate for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles, committed to positively impact a values-driven organization.






SHELL (International energy company with ~90K employees across 99 countries) 2008 - 2023
Head, Corporate Utilities (Team size- 550+, Direct reports- 15) 2019- 2023
• Transformed utilities function for improved diversity, accountability, communication, and delivery. Reduced major safety
incidents to zero, cut costs 30%, and accelerated project delivery through and effective PMO
• Drove adoption of technologies and processes like asset lifecycle management, digital inventory management and SAP
CMMS to enhance collaboration, analytics, reporting, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and other best practices
• Demonstrated exceptional leadership in 2023 Shell Survey, scoring 3 points above top quartile (TQ) in engagement, 13
points above TQ in organizational leadership, 17 points above TQ in team leadership, and 100% participation
• Achieved zero safety incidents managing 550+ professionals delivering critical utilities for 40,000+ staff/contractors
across assets supporting/producing 1.1M+ barrels of oil (~$80M) daily through strategy initiatives
• Safeguarded assets including data centers, medical facilities, security systems, and offices by ensuring record >99%
availability and reliability, and cost-efficient utility systems to support Shell businesses
• Fostered collaboration with stakeholders (communities, vendors, JV partners, Gas suppliers) to enable regulatory
compliance, excellent audit outcomes and 100% cash call recovery through proactive engagement
• Contributed to annual projects and activities up to $450M. Facilitated technical workshops, process audits, and incident
investigations as an appointed technical authority, audit lead and investigation lead respectively
Head, Corporate Power Systems (Technical Authority) (Team size- 150+, Direct reports- 9) 2017 – 2019
• Rolled out Maintenance Integrity and Execution (MIE) and Asset Management system (AMS) processes, SAP CMMS
deployment to the Real Estate as process owner and coached team for compliance, safety, availability and reliability
• Fostered collaboration with the technical discipline to achieve excellence through timely audits, reviews and approvals
• Embedded assurance processes like Change Management (MOC), Hardware Barrier Assessments (HBA), Root Cause
Analysis (RCA), Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (FMEA), Reliability Cantered Maintenance (RCM) and Risk Based
Inspection (RBI), to improve Mean Time To Failure (MTTF -30%) and Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF +48%)
• Managed 164 cross-discipline professionals to safely deliver efficient energy mix (over 200MW+ capacity) to Shell
offices, data centres, residential buildings, field locations and host communities, achieving up to 99.99% availability
• Formulated and executed a campaign that increased availability of power system from 63% to 100% between 2017-2019
• Reviewed and approved technical drawings, proposals, design, Cost-Time-Resources etc as a Technical Authority,
Team Lead, Terminal Electrical O&M (Team size- 15+, Direct reports- 4) 2008 – 2017
• Safeguarded 300Kbbl ($36M) daily oil export through effective operations, maintenance, and community engagement
• Ensured uninterrupted power supply to host communities through interdependency electrification projects
• Supported major green field (new) and brownfield (plant modification & expansion) projects and turnaround like FYIP
• Initiated and deployed several DIY and OEM preventive (PM) and corrective maintenance (CM), upgrades, overhauls to
extend the life of 60MW turbines, 45 HV electric motors, 62 UPS systems and 19 diesel Generators at 100% availability
• Led several HSSE-SP audits, NUIMS budget defence, and initiatives like Relentless Production Improvement (RPI), OI
Calculative, FYIP commissioning, Inventory management system, obsolescence management system etc for the Asset
• Supported the manager to improve management of fuelling for marine vessels, and initiated operation of one Turbine
during gas outage instead of two, with close monitoring process.
• Supported the Electrical Discipline lead to carry out HAC awareness, Electrical Safety audits, Training and authorization
across Western Assets as an Electrical Control Person for the region

YALE UNIVERSITY (On-campus job and other learning opportunities) 2023- 2024
Investment Analyst at National Grid Partners (NGP): As part of investing in Innovation Intensive at Yale
• Conducted market research on the voluntary carbon offsets to help NGP explore investment opportunities in that market
Consultant at Avangrid: As part of Sustainability Consulting Class at Yale
• Developed a framework for materiality assessment and reporting to comply with global standards like GRI and SASB
Engagement Associate at Yale Endowment Fund: On-campus job
• Engaging diverse range of Yale alumni to support ongoing campaigns through donation and community participation
SHELL (Additional responsibilities assigned outside primary role) 2008 - 2023
Focal Point, Energy Transition for Real Estate and Travels 2019- 2023
• Developed Net-Zero and Sustainability Roadmap for Real Estate function and contributed to group KPIs for scope 1, 2
& 3 emissions reporting in EMEA. Resourced team with skills to deliver on net zero goal
• Led ideation and problem-solving sessions, originating about 37MW of clean energy solutions from solar and power
purchase agreements (PPAs) and other initiatives. Coordinated financial modeling and group investment proposals
• Implemented sustainability initiatives reducing CO2 by over 125,550KTCO2e annually through waste, energy, and fuel
reduction. Specific projects included solar projects, extending facility power to Shell jetties and communities, installing
water fountains to replace plastic bottles, optimizing turbines and diesel generator operations, and more
• Supported AllOn with technical, commercial, and project management consulting to deliver 14MW+ of solar power to
80k+ homes through investment in startups. Also supported the integration of Daystar after acquisition by Shell
Manager, Corporate Risk 2021 – 2023
• Appointed to manage corporate risk as part of leadership development and broadening opportunity (2021 – 2023)
• Analysed and managed risks using frameworks, register, visuals, and worked with risk owners to deploy mitigations
through a robust review process, thereby eliminating operational interruptions E.g. COVID-19, Elections, etc
• Conducted quarterly reporting and presentation to the regional board directors
PMO Lead, Transformation & Supply Chain 2019- 2021
• Appointed to lead the PMO for Logistics Transformation initiative designed to cut inefficiencies and improve safety
• Delivered cost savings of $158M between 2019 and 2021 through massive campaign within and outside the business
• Deployed Cadence, Wave, Fit4 and other tools to maximize value based on previous experience with Mckinsey
• Rationalized number of logistics contracts from 332 to 56 through process audit involving JV partners, vendors, etc
• Reduced number of contract marine vessels by 53% (305 to 141) in 14 months with huge impact on cashflow, emissions
• Optimized flights, vessels, and heavy & light fleet equipment and manpower through route review, demand planning,
prioritized work and resources through integrated activity planning (IAP)

Awards and Certifications

• Project management professional (PMP)
• Facility management professional (FMP)
• Certified maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP)
• Shell trained technical audit lead
• Shell trained incident investigation lead
• Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE)
• Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
• Fellow, Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE)
• Fellow, Nigeria Institute of Power Engineers (NIPE)


SAP, Microsoft and Google suite, Ariba, Airtable, R-studio, Apollo RCA, 5Ys, Reality Charting RCA, Maintenance
management (PM/CM, Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), Safety and operability study (SAFOP), Hazard identification
(HAZID), Turnaround, Root cause analysis (RCA), Integrated Activity Planning (IAP), Negotiation, Budgeting, Financial
modelling, Valuation, Stakeholder Management, Project Management, Continuous Improvement (CI), LEAN, Power
Purchase Agreement (PPA), Merger and Acquisition (M&A), Due Diligence (DD), Valuation, Investment appraisal,
Renewable Energy, Market research etc.


• Yale School of Management || Master of Advanced Management New Haven, CT || 2024
o Major in Management Science -STEM: AI, Big Data, Business/ Data Analytics, Software Management, etc.
o Electives: Strategy, Sustainability, Consulting, VC&PE, Renewable Energy, Project Finance, etc.
• IE Business School || Master of Business Administration (MBA) Madrid, Spain || 2018
• University of Benin || M.Eng, Power Systems and Machines Benin, Nigeria || 2013
• Shell & Robert Gordon University || Special Diploma in Oil and Gas operations London & Nigeria || 2008
• University of Ilorin || B.Eng Electrical Engineering Ilorin, Nigeria || 2005