Mrs. Audrey Joe-Ezigbo is the Deputy Managing Director and Shareholder at Falcon Corporation (a leading, wholly indigenous midstream and downstream Energy, Gas Distribution; Trading company) which she co-founded in 1994.
An experienced leader, advisor and coach, she’ll be bringing into the Den over 27 years proven track record and deep expertise in Strategic Planning and Execution, Corporate Governance, Investor relations (Finance and Fundraising), Entrepreneurship Development and a vast experience across executive and Board levels.
She is passionate about entrepreneurship in Africa and committed to actualizing the potentials of SMEs to become large corporates or multinationals. Mrs. Joe-Ezigbo is committed to building African institutions that can survive and scale sustainably and developing leaders and managers for these organizations who are global in their thinking and networks
Since 1994, Mrs. Joe-Ezigbo has been instrumental to successfully growing the company from minor oil services contracting to being a major player in the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry as a licensed distributor of Natural Gas and Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) in dedicated distribution zones with annual revenues of several billions of Naira currently.
An accomplished professional, Audrey holds several Masters’ degrees in Finance, Marketing and Business Administration from the Lagos Business School, University of Nigeria, and Nnamdi Azikiwe University. She also holds several executive certifications in Management, Leadership and Governance from Harvard Business School, IE Business School, and the WIMBOARD Institute.
Audrey is the immediate past President (2018-2021) of the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) – the umbrella association and voice for businesses and professionals involved in the Nigerian Gas industry. She is the first woman to have occupied the position of NGA President in the Association’s 22-year history.
A seasoned energy expert, Audrey is a Fellow of the Energy Institute UK (FEI), the global body for energy experts. She is the Vice Chair of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria’s Energy & Power committee. She is a founding member of Women in Energy Network (WiEN); a member and global role model for Women in LPG (WiNLPG) Nigeria chapter; and a member of the Nigeria Content Development; Monitoring Board (NCDMB) NCCF Diversity Sectoral Working Group.
She was recognized as one of Leading Ladies Africa 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria 2019, listed on the 2021 PowerWoman 100 list in the Oil; Gas category, and recognized as one of top 100 Outstanding Female Executives in the African Oil and Gas Industry 2021.
She is married to her Chief Encouragement Officer Joe and a mother to four amazing young adults.