Engr. Siky A. Aliyu was born on 16th May, 1958. He holds a BSc(Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Newcastle Upon-Tyne (U.K.) where he graduated in June 1983.
Siky has had over 35 yearsâ€™ experience in the midstream and downstream sectors of Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria, U.K, Netherlands and USA. He started his career in November 1983 at Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company and was seconded to Nigeria LNG Ltd as a senior Process Engineer in December 1989.
While in NLNG, he was involved in all aspects of the companyâ€™s Projects development and implementation. He was the first Nigerian in NLNG to be appointed lead process engineer in 2002, Commissioning Manager for NLNGPlus (Trains 4 and 5) Project in 2004 and Technical Services Manager in 2006. He led a team that championed many initiatives such as Operational flare reduction from 3.5% to 0.5% of feed gas intake, Debottlenecking and Re-rating studies for Trains 1-3 & for Trains 4&5 respectively and Optimization of LNG trains and Gas Turbine Generators during gas supply shortage situation.
He returned to NNPC in 2010 as Manager Gas Processing Facilities in Gas & Power Directorate. Later that year, he was deployed to Brass LNG as a Shareholder Subject Matter Expert in LNG to assist in evaluating the Technical & Commercial EPC bids received from EPC Contractors.
In 2011, he was promoted General Manager Brass LNG where he provided overall direction and management to the Brass LNG Project division supervising EPC Contract negotiations of the Project. He also led the initiative for further optimization of the Project to reduce Capex. He worked for 3 years in the Bechtel Inc. offices in Houston, USA where he supervised the FEED verification exercise and successfully negotiated the Engineering & Procurement Contract with Bechthel Inc. and advanced the negotiations of the Process Licensing Agreement with ConocoPhillips.
He was Managing Director of National Engineering & Technical Company (NETCO) from March, 2016 until May 2018. During his tenure, NETCO substantially increased revenues from N9.3b in 2015 to N22.5b in 2017 and grew operating profit from a loss of N68m in 2015 to N2.07b in 2017, paid a total of N1.36b dividends to NNPC and migrated NETCO to the latest ISO-9001-2015 and ISO-14001-2015. He repositioned NETCO as a leading and go-to Engineering Company in Nigeria and charted the path of sustainable growth for the Company.
He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers, The Institution of Chemical Engineers (U.K) and Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers. He is an alumnus of Senior Executive programs at INSEAD Business School and Harvard. He authored a Chemical Engineering textbook in 1989 and was a member of Council of NSChE from 1991-1996.
He now works as an independent Energy Consultant and Technical Director and member of Board of Gas & Energy Resources Consulting Ltd. Siky is married to his heartthrob Oluremi, an accomplished Internist and Occupational Physician and they are blessed with three girls and two boys.