James Mbote is a seasoned Oil and Gas Professional with vast experience in the global upstream oil and gas industry. His oilfield experience spans from 1999 working in drilling rigs operations and then moving to Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) and drilling performance. He currently runs several indigenous service companies in East Africa. Previously, he worked in Middle East and Africa for such companies as Shell Iraq Petroleum Development, Exxon Mobil Iraq, Woodside Energy, Nabors Drilling International Limited (NDIL) among others.
Mr. Mbote is a youthful and energetic Kenyan with over 10 years of solid experience in the Oil & Gas Sector. This has seen him work in Mombasa, South Africa, Uganda and Mozambique. For the last eight years, Mr. Mbote has been intimately involved in the establishment and development of Royal Oilfields Logistics, Services & Supplies Limited and Oilfield Movers Limited, two companies that pioneered and continue to provide various services to the Upstream Oil and Gas energy sector as well as geothermal drilling projects in the East Africa Region. In addition to sitting in the Board of Directors, he is the leader of the Administration and Human Resource docket at OML. Over these years, Mr. Mbote has developed the following key competencies in various management functions including:
Managerial and financial strategy formulation, development and implementation
Designing systems and processes to manage all aspects of the company’s HR and Admin functions
Formulating and automation of operations policies and procedures
Providing leadership towards the companies attaining internationally accredited Quality Management Systems.
Project planning and management from start-up, milestones, KPIs and closure
A thorough understanding of the O&G Sector requirements and client expectations
Providing leadership during the prolonged slump in the O&G industry to keep the companies running profitably
Maintaining very high integrity and ethical values in very competitive environment
Manage company investments to maximize returns, while not compromising cash flows.