Tayo Akinkunmi is the Country Manager and Managing Director of TechnipFMC Nigeria, a global leader in subsea and surface technologies for the oil and gas production systems. He currently chairs the Executive Committee of the Petroleum Contractor Trade Section (PCTS) of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Tayo joined TechnipFMC in 2005 as a Lead Product Engineer and have worked in roles of Engineering Manager, Operations Manager, Tender and Business Development Manager and Subsea Services Manager in locations such as Houston, Kongsberg, Cuidad Juarez, Luanda, Onne and Lagos. Prior to joining TechnipFMC, he held other positions in Drilling Operations and Industrial Automation with Schlumberger and Sony Disc Manufacturing. He also had a stint in the Academia as an Associate Department Chairperson at the Houston Community College.
Passionate about personnel development and a strong believer in the human capacity of the continent, Tayo has championed accelerated career development schemes for nationals in locations across Africa and plays key roles in his company’s national content and capacity development strategies. Tayo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ibadan and a Master’s degree in Electronics and Computer Technology from Indiana States University.