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Executive Commissioner, Exploration and Acreage Management Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC)

Rose Chundung Ndong is the Executive Commissioner, Exploration and Acreage Management Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), graduated from the University of Jos with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Mining, before proceeding to obtain a Master of Science degree in Hydro and Engineering Geology from the University of Benin, Edo State of Nigeria. She obtained an Executive Master of Public Administration from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in Syracuse University, NY, USA, where she also obtained certificates in Advanced Study in Conflict Resolution, and in E- Government, Management and Leadership and a 1-year internship as Operations and Welfare Manager with the Eastern Farm Workers Association, Syracuse, an advocacy organization responsible for issues that caters to low-income communities.

She also attended and obtained Leadership and Management training from the London Royal Institute of Public Administration, United Kingdom.

She began her public career in 1988 at the Geological Survey Department, Benin City in the then Ministry of Mines and Power, and subsequently Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. She served in various capacities across the country, rising through the ranks. In 2005, she was appointed Managing Director/CEO, Nigerian Mining Corporation (NMC), Jos, the office she held until 2014. During this stint, she was also appointed pioneer Provost, Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences (NIMG), Jos, where she set up and worked for two years.

Ms. Ndong is a multidimensional trained geologist and an accomplished public administrator with adept management practice of over three decades; traversing project development, monitoring and evaluation, policy engagement and implementation, change management, crisis and conflict resolution management, investment promotion and advocacy, collaboration, and participatory governance.

On her return to Nigeria in 2017, Ms. Ndong became saddled with the task of setting up the Investment Promotion and Mineral Trade Department, as pioneer Director, under the rebranded Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD). She subsequently went on in 2019, to open a department of Geoscience Planning & ICT, in the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) as pioneer director, where she served until her recent appointment.

She has served as chairman and board member of several companies, as well as secretary and member of several inter-ministerial committees.

In her years of dedicated and remarkable public service, Ms. Rose Chundung Ndong has had the honour and privilege to participate in several national and international fora.

Ms. Ndong is a Fellow of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), and a registered member of the Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG). She is a registered member of the following professional associations:

– Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists (NAH),

– International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)

– National Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE)

– National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) USA,

– Women in Management and Business (WIM-BIZ),

– Women in Mining Nigeria (WIMIN), and

– Women in Geoscience and Engineering (WiGE).