Audrey Joe-Ezigbo is an experienced leader, business advisor and coach, with over 28 years proven track record and deep expertise in Strategic Planning and Execution, Corporate Governance, Investor relations (Finance and Fundraising), Advocacy, Entrepreneurship Development and Environmental Sustainability in private, public and non-profit sectors at executive and Board levels.
She is Deputy Managing Director at Falcon Corporation (a leading, wholly indigenous midstream and downstream Energy, Gas Distribution & Trading company) which she co-founded in 1994. Audrey is also the Managing Director at Optimera Energy LFZE, a special purpose vehicle focused on enabling Gas distribution and energy optimization within Nigeria.
Audrey was President (2018-2021) of the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) – the umbrella association and voice for businesses and professionals involved in the Nigerian Gas industry. She is the first woman to have occupied the position of NGA President in the Association’s over 22-year history. She is a member of the 2022-2025 Executive Committee of the International Gas Union (IGU), the global voice of Gas; sitting in as Nigeria’s representative responsible for the Exploration & Production Committee; the first African woman to occupy this position.
A seasoned energy expert, Audrey is a Fellow of the Energy Institute UK (FEI), the global body for energy experts. A member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria (MIoD), she is the Vice Chair of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria’s Energy & Power Committee. She is a founding member of Women in Energy Network (WiEN); a member and global role model for Women in LPG (WiNLPG) Nigeria chapter; and a member of the Nigeria Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDMB) NCCF Diversity Sectoral Working Group.
Audrey sits on the Board of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Plc. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Lagos Business School, Pan Atlantic University. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) of the Pan Atlantic University (PAU). Until recently, she was on the Executive Council of Women in Management, Business & Public Service (WIMBIZ) where she also served a Chairperson, Wimbiz Capital Committee (WIMCAP) and Chiarperson, Wimbiz Membership & Programs Committee.
Audrey is a speaker on various international platforms, including TEDx. She is a Certified Transformative Coach and member of the International Coach Federation (Global and Nigeria chapters). She is the Founder and Promoter of The Barnabas Widows Empowerment Foundation. Also known as ‘The Double Impact Coach’ Audrey is the Founder & Promoter of The Double Impact Platform, a business training and relationship building foundation for Entrepreneurial Couples in business together.
Audrey Joe-Ezigbo has won several awards for her contributions to building entrepreneurial capacity in the industry and Nigeria at large, including the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year West Africa 2014 Award, the Lagos Business School (Pan Atlantic University) Distinguished Alumni Award 2018, and the Women in Maritime and Energy, Energy Trailblazer Award 2022. She is a prolific writer, blogger, and author with four published books.
She was recognized as one of Leading Ladies Africa 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria 2019, listed on the 2021 PowerWoman 100 list in the Oil & Gas category, and recognized as one of top 100 Outstanding Female Executives in the African Oil and Gas Industry 2021.
She is married and a mother to four amazing young adults.