Uwem Ukpong is Executive Vice President, Regions, Alliances & Enterprise Sales for Baker Hughes. In this role, he is responsible for identifying and realizing growth opportunities through deep customer relationships around the world and market-backed strategic partnerships.
A 27-year industry veteran, Mr Ukpong has a wealth of global experience, having directly managed global oil and gas operations across multiple regions, including North America, Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and Latin America; and having served as Baker Hughes’ Chief Global Operations Officer. As Vice President of Baker Hughes Integration at GE Oil and Gas, Mr Ukpong oversaw the successful integration of the $32 billion merger between GE Oil and Gas and Baker Hughes.
He began his career at Schlumberger, where he held multiple oilfield services operating roles, including petrophysicist, and reservoir engineer. He served as President of Schlumberger Software, where he was responsible for overall strategic development of oil and gas software and services covering reservoir characterization, production optimization, and drilling to solve exploration and production challenges. He also held executive positions in HR and regional operations.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria, and a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.