John Ehi. ADDEH
Mr. John Ehi. ADDEH (FNMGS, FNAPE, F-IPS) is member of the Advisory
Board of kANU Asset Management LLC. and CEO of Ewalen Investments &
He is a Director and Board member of 9-9 Energy Resource Nig. Ltd
(www.99energyresources.com), an Oil and Gas start-up.
He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Kaiser Foundation for Social
Development, an NGO.
His main current interests include Investments Consulting. (including pre-
IPO investments), Corporate Management & Governance Consulting, Oil and
Gas Business Consulting,
He is an accomplished coach and public speaker.
Mr. Addeh retired from TotalEnergies Upstream Companies in Nigeria in January 2012 as Executive
Director and Member of the Board of the multinational Oil and Gas Company.
His work assignments, all with TotalEnergies Upstream companies in Nigeria and Europe over thirty-
two and half years included: Well-site Geologist and Regional Geologist (1979 – 1984), Regional
Geologist and Head of Geological Databases (1984 – 1995), Manager, Geological Computer Applications
(Pau, France, 1995-1997), Manager, Onshore Assets and Exploration Information Systems (1997-2001)
and Manager, then General Manager, Public Affairs (2001 – 2007), Executive Director HR & Corporate Affairs (2007-2012).
Mr. Addeh was also Chairman, Governing Board of the Institute of Petroleum Studies, of the University
of Port Harcourt in Nigeria and Chairman of the Governing Board, TotalEnergies Upstream Companies
in Nigeria Pension Fund from 2010-2012, during which period both institutions saw phenomenal
growth in value addition.
Mr. Addeh graduated from the University of Benin-City, Nigeria, with B.Sc. Honours in Geology. He has
attended numerous professional and management courses in Nigeria and Europe. He is an Executive
Education alumnus of London Business School, INSEAD in France and IMD in Switzerland. He has
excellent mastery of written and spoken English and French languages.
He is a Fellow of three prestigious professional institutions: Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society
(NMGS), Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), and the Institute of Petroleum
Studies (IPS), Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
He is a keen golfer, philanthropist, a promoter of the Arts, writes music and plays the alto saxophone
and the clarinet. He is a member of Dogwood Golf Club, Austell, Georgia, USA, a member of the Board of
Trustees of Abuja Jazz Club and Life Member of Ikoyi Country Club., both in Nigeria.
He is married, with two children.