Hakeem Belo-Osagie

Metis Capital Partners


Hakeem Belo-Osagie is a well-respected Nigerian entrepreneur with a track record of leading and backing highly successful private investments in various sectors of the Nigerian economy. Mr. Belo-Osagie is the chairman of the board of FSDH Holding Company Ltd. which includes among its holdings a merchant bank, an asset management company, a pension fund administration company and a securities trading company. He was appointed an Expert Global Advisor and member of the International Advisory Group of Equinor the Norwegian energy company previously known as Statoil. He is also the main stakeholder in and chair of the board of Duval Properties Ltd., a real estate company engaged in a mixed use development in Abuja, Nigeria. He is a member of both the Global Board of Advisers for the Council on Foreign Relations, and the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Institute. Mr. Belo-Osagie is also a member of the Global Advisory Council Harvard University, the Presidents Council on International activities, Yale University and member of the Advisory Board Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies. He is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School. Mr. Belo-Osagie has a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University, a law degree from Cambridge University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Sessions With Hakeem Belo-Osagie

Wednesday, 20 October

  • 05:35pm - 06:05pm (IST) / 20/oct/2021 12:05 pm - 20/oct/2021 12:35 pm

    Balancing Interests of Oil & Gas Consuming and Producing Nations

    Live Stream

    The global oil markets have undergone numerous oil price cycles since the 1960s. The energy transition will alter how these cycles come about—and how long they last. Historically, demand pressures were the prime catalyst of long-lasting cycles of deficit and rising prices. But this situation is changing as supply-side dynamics become the prime catalyst, which could shorten both cycles of surplus and deficit. Weakening oil demand, hurdles to investment, and highly reactive barrels explain this shift. The result is shorter price cycles. Will peak oil demand in OECD countries and regulations to restrict oil/gas investments create more price volatility? What should large energy importers do to adapt to shorter price cycles and periods of greater volatility? Why are we seeing such significant price volatility in gas prices? What is the role of shale oil as the most reactive part of the oil industry to dampen price cycles, especially as the energy transition accelerates? How will oil market management of OPEC+ evolve as the global energy mix changes to new energy sources such as renewables, hydrogen, and carbon capture?