Founder Of Shoreline Energy, Kola Karim Wins FIN Oil & Gas African Icon Award

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Chief Executive Officer of FIN, Mr, Michael Dragoyevich presenting the FIN Oil & Gas African Icon Award to Funmi Lanre-Philips, Head of HR, Admin & Corporate Services of Shoreline Energy International (Representative of Mr. Kola Karim) at the event.

Mr. Kola Karim, the Chairman and Founder of Shoreline Energy International was on Monday, 28th January 2019 at the Petroleum Industry Award Night honored with the Foreign Investment Network (FIN) Oil & Gas African Icon for his landmark achievements and for his contributions to the development of the oil & gas industry in Africa.

Foreign Investment Network (FIN), a United Kingdom based company established out of necessity to meet the investment need of promoting emerging economies in Africa. The Petroleum Industry Award is an arm of the Foreign Investment Network whose main function is to recognize the outstanding achievements made within the Upstream, Midstream and Downstream sectors of the Oil & Gas Industry; rewarding success and commitment to health & safety, environmental stewardship, excellence and corporate social responsibility. 

This year’s Petroleum Industry Award Gala dinner, which was sponsored by Total, took place on Monday 28th January 2019 at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja as part of the side event lined up for the 2019 Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS).

Kola Karim is the Chairman/Founder of Shoreline Energy International, a leading Industrial group focused on energy and power investment in Sub Saharan Africa. He has built shoreline over the past 20 years into a leading integrated energy company with operating assets in the upstream, midstream and downstream business. Mr Karim balances his business interests with a passion for contributing to the development and education across the continent. Mr. Karim serves on the Africa Advisory board of the London Stock exchange and is a Young Global Leader Award Honoree (2008). He is also a pioneer and an active member of the Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals of the World Economic Forum.

The Award was presented  by the Chief Executive Officer of the Foreign Investment Network, Mr. Michael Dragoyevich. Mr. Karim was awarded alongside 20 individuals and Organizations across the globe such as His Excellency Abubakar Atiku Bagudu Governor of Kebbi state (FIN OUTSTANDING VISIONARY LEADERSHIP AWARD) and H.E Gabriel Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines & Energy, Equatorial Guinea (FIN OUTSTANDING MINISTER OF HYDROCARBON).

Some pasts recipients of the FIN Petroleum Industry Award are Mr. Vincent’s Fox (Former President of Mexico), Dr. Rilwanu Lukman (Former OPEC Secretary General), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala (Former World Bank Managing Director) etc.

The Award ceremony was attended by African leaders, international and local players in the Oil and gas sector from across the globe, captains of industry, international investors and members of the diplomatic community.

The Awardees this year are:


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