Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> January 29, 2016

Interview with the President and CEO: ERHC Energy Inc. (OTCMKTS:ERHED)

Ntephe, Peter
Dr. Peter Ntephe is the President and CEO of ERHC Energy Inc. Dr. Ntephe was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2010. He has been involved in the company’s executive management, in various capacities, since 2001. His roles have included fundamental participation in the negotiation, securing and maintenance of all the company’s oil and gas interests in sub-Saharan Africa. Under Dr. Ntephe’s leadership, ERHC Energy Inc. has more than doubled the size of acreage under its control and expanded its strategic focus to include onshore acreage that is comparatively cheaper and less complicated to explore than deep offshore acreage. The company has also rapidly grown its in-house technical capabilities, enabling it to directly operate its onshore assets in a strategic shift from the non-operator model it previously ran. Dr. Ntephe has had a career spanning 25 years in the public and private sectors. In addition to his Ph.D. from the University of London, he holds five other degrees including a Master of Science from the University of Oxford, a Master of Laws from the University of London and a Master of Science in management from Brunel University, London. Dr. Ntephe has previously taught as adjunct faculty in the Business School of the American Intercontinental University, London. He is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators — AIPN — as well as of the Committee on Oil and Gas Law of the International Bar Association. Profile
TWST: What is ERHC Energy, and how did the company originate?

Dr. Ntephe: ERHC is a U.S. public company that is headquartered in Houston and regulated by the U.S.