Prof. Toyin Ashiru, a distinguished Materials and Metallurgical Engineer is a graduate of the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK where he obtained B.Sc in Materials Science and Engineering. He concluded his Ph.D at the University of Birmingham, UK in Industrial Metallurgy in 1983.

Toyin Ashiru has utilized his diverse experiences in the academia and industry to provide technical advisory services for the enhancement of productivity in major oil and gas industries worldwide. He has served as consultant to NNPC, SHELL, CHEVRON, EXXONMOBIL, ADDAX, SAUDI ARAMCO, QATAR OIL, etc. He has also served worldwide on various governmental multi-disciplinary task forces and technical committees for UNIDO, UNESCO, and the World Bank.

Toyin Ashiru is the inventor of the first known instrument for in situ detection of steel cracking in sour petroleum production operations. This sophisticated device is used worldwide in oil industries. He holds patents in the USA, UK, Brazil.  He has carried out many projects to solve corrosion and materials degradation problems in petrochemical, chemical processing, fertilizer, and steel manufacturing industries.


He has received many merit awards and citations worldwide in recognition of his work, including an acknowledgment in the USA as a ‚ÄúProfessional with Extraordinary Ability‚ÄĚ Professor Ashiru has great passion for community service especially educational counseling for Nigerian youths.

He is a COREN registered engineer and a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers

Prof Ashiru is a Non-Executive Director of FCMB Group Plc, CSL Securities and is currently the Group Managing Director/CEO of Tricontinental Group, a Nigerian conglomerate with interests in Oil & Gas services and industrial technologies He is happily married and blessed with children and grandchildren.

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