Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote is the Executive Secretary of NCDMB. He was first appointed in September 2016 and reappointed in 2020 following a stellar performance.
Engr. Wabote had an exceptional career in SPDC, spanning over 26 years and holding various positions traversing engineering, project management, government relations and corporate governance, exiting as Executive Director.
Under his steer, NCDMB developed a 10-Year Strategic Roadmap with the key objective of achieving 70% NC in the oil & gas industry; creating 300,000 direct jobs; establishment of manufacturing hubs in-country for the manufacture of equipment, components, and accessories required by the oil & gas industry and its linkage sectors.
Today, NCDMB has moved NC from 26% in 2016 to over 43% at the end of 2021.
Engr. Wabote is an ardent golfer and voracious reader of books on diverse subjects.