Board of Directors

Ms. Audrey Mascarenhas, P.Eng.

Director

Audrey is currently the President and CEO of Questor Technology Inc., an international environmental oil field service company focused on clean air technologies. Questor designs and manufactures high efficiency waste gas incinerators that destroy noxious or toxic hydrocarbon gases ensuring regulatory compliance, environmental protection, a maintaining of public confidence and reducing operating costs for our clients. Audrey joined Questor in 1999. Prior to this, Audrey held various technical, business and management positions during a 17 year tenure with Gulf Canada Resources Ltd., presently Conoco-Phillips. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto in Chemical Engineering and holds a Masters Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary.

Audrey has had the opportunity to share her passion for the environment and the search for solutions to air quality with other audiences, notably at the ‘World Petroleum Congress ’ in Johannesburg, ‘World Bank global gas flaring forum ’ in Amsterdam and ‘Eco Expo Asia’ in Hong Kong. Audrey served as a distinguished lecturer with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) for 2010-2011. Audrey is a member of the Schulich Industry Advisory Council which provides general strategic advice to the Dean of Engineering at the University of Calgary. She currently is a member of the Alberta Government Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Export Council providing strategic advice to the Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations.

Audrey was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 Prairies Award for the Cleantech and Environmental Services category. She was also selected by the national judging panel to receive a special citation in honour of Values-Based Innovation. Audrey was chosen by Business in Calgary as a 2014 Leader of Tomorrow. She is currently serving as a Governor for the Canadian Oilmen’s Executive Association for 2015.

Audrey is active in her community, is President of the Calgary Freeriderz freestyle ski club, serves on the Board of Alberta Freestyle Ski Association (AFSA) and served as a Scout leader and coach for a variety of sport teams in which her children were involved. As an avid skier and hiker, her love of the outdoors and commitment to the environment is ever present. She was born, and grew up, in Nakuru Kenya, East Africa.

Dr. Wisdom Tettey

Director

Wisdom Tettey is a Professor and Dean in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is an elected Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.

His research expertise and interests are in the areas of mass media and politics in Africa; ICTs, civic engagement and transnational citizenship; the political economy of globalization and ICTs; brain drain, diaspora knowledge networks and higher education capacity building in Africa.

He has published extensively in these areas. He has served, and continues to serve, as a consultant/advisory committee member/board member to several national and international organizations.

Dr. Tettey holds B.A. [Hons], University of Ghana; Grad. Dip., University of Ghana; M.A., University of British Columbia and PhD, Queen’s University.

Neil Camarta

Director 

Mr. Neil Camarta is currently the President & CEO of two technology development companies – Western Hydrogen and Field Upgrading. Mr. Camarta sits on the boards of Enmax, the Fort Mckay Group of Companies, MindFuel (formerly the Science Alberta Foundation) and the FSHD Canada Foundation, which he founded.

Mr. Camarta joined Shell Canada Limited in 1975 and held senior positions in Canada and abroad. Most notably, he led the successful development, construction, and start-up of Shell’s Athabasca Oil Sands Project. Mr. Camarta retired from Shell in 2005 and joined Petro-Canada as Senior Vice President Oil Sands. When Petro-Canada merged with Suncor in 2009 – Neil took on the position of Executive Vice President, Natural Gas for Suncor until 2011.

Neil was born in Edmonton, Alberta and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta.

Shane Jaffer

Director

Mr. Shane Jaffer is a Director, Africa, Alberta International Development Office (AIDO) and International Financial Institutions (IFI’s), Alberta International and Intergovernmental Relations, Government of Alberta, Canada.

Shane has been with Alberta Government for over 15 years. His current role includes working with Alberta companies pursuing international projects funded by IFIs such as the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, etc.

In addition, Shane also manages Alberta’s trade relationship with Africa and oversees the AIDO which accesses public sector expertise to partner with private sector on international development projects.

Shane is part of the World Bank’s Working Committee on Local Content, Advisory Board of the Canadian Council on Africa (CCAfrica),  Canada-Tanzania Business Association and active volunteer for the Calgary Stampede.

Shane has a Master degree in International Trade from the University of Saskatchewan and other degrees from the University of Alberta including the Alberta School of Business. He has also completed the executive program of the Canadian Petroleum Institute.

Dr. Chika Onwuekwe

President – 2015 

Dr. Chika B. Onwuekwe is a founding member and the current President of the African Canadian Golfers Club. He is cuurently Team Lead on international business transactions and intellectual property matters at Trican Well Service Ltd., an international oil and gas services company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.  He is an invited lecturer/co-lecturer on topical legal issues.  Prior to joining Trican in January 2010, he articled and subsequently practiced with Norton Rose Canada (formerly Macleod Dixon LLP) and MacPherson Leslie Tyerman LLP (MLT) in Calgary.  He was formerly an Assistant Professor of Law and Society at the University of Calgary, an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at LBS Pan African University, Lagos, Nigeria, Experienced Senior at KPMG International (Tax & Business Regulatory Division) and a Consultant to both Justice Canada and Health Canada.  Dr. Onwuekwe is a registered Canadian Trademark Agent, a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC); and the current Co-chair of the International Trademark Association (INTA): In-House Practitioners Committee (IHPC) – Idea Exchange Project Team.  He is an avid golfer.

Mr. Joe Momoh, P.Eng, PMP

Vice President – 2015
Mr. Joe Momoh is a founding member and the current Vice President of the African Canadian Golfers Club based in Calgary, Alberta.
Joe is a Delivery Project Executive consulting in the oil and gas industry for IBM Global Business Services with special focus on program/projects management and projects delivery for many clients. He has extensive experience across several geographies including in the USA, Asia and Africa providing IT leadership in the oil and gas sector. His career has spanned over 25 years of experience in the areas of program management, systems architecture, information systems management, software development, business analysis, systems analysis and programming, and systems engineering.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ife, Nigeria about 30 years ago, and also obtained a Masters degree in Software Engineering from the University of Calgary with several publications on software release and project management. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Joe is an avid golfer. He says “If I could do anything for a day, I would go golfing with a group of friends and close network. The challenges, strategies and imagination involved in every shots, the walk and the opportunity to be with people make it worthwhile.” He also enjoys travelling; hiking; and playing board games such as monopoly, scrabble and chess.

Joe is married with 2 sons and a daughter.

Charles Abeghe, P. Eng, MBA

Secretary – 2015 

Mr. Charles Abeghe is a founding member and Secretary of the African Canadian Golfers Club. Charles is a Professional Engineer with 26 years of diverse Canadian and international project management experience with Major oil & gas producers, Regulatory Authorities and EPCM contractors.

Mr. Abeghe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Jos, Nigeria and an MBA in international business management from the University of New Orleans, USA. He is a consultant engineer and has worked for several years in Nigeria, the United States and Canada and is a founding member of the African Canadian Golfers Club.

Before volunteering his skills and time to establish and grow the ACGC, Mr. Abeghe, was at various times a Facilities Engineer, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager and VP, Ghana Operations & Business Development of some Canadian Oil & Gas producing and engineering consulting companies.

He is currently the President/CEO of FRIL Consulting Inc; a Calgary based full service ECPM he co-founded. He is highly respected among his professional colleagues and peers. He is married with children and an avid golfer whenever he can make the time.

Mr. Vincent Onwuka, P.Geoph., MBA

Treasurer – 2015

Vincent Onwuka is one of the founding members as well as the Treasurer of the African Canadian Golfers Club – “ACGC”. Vincent is a Professional Geophysicist with over 20 years of Processing and Interpretation experience on local as well as international datasets.

He holds a bachelor degree in Geophysics from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria and a Master degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, USA.

He has a vast experience on datasets that range from minimal disturbed sedimentary basin geology to structured datasets that represents mountain thrust belts, major intrusive geology, salt domes, technically deformed and disturbed geology.

He has worked on deep marine datasets from the Niger delta of Nigeria, the Gulf of Mexico, East Coast Canada as well as the North Sea. He worked as a Team Lead, Land Processing with Arcis Seismic Solutions (A TGS Company) and currently as a Processing Supervisor with Seitel Inc. He is highly respected, trustworthy and liked by his colleagues and peers.

Vincent is an avid golfer and always volunteers his time to help in any way possible. He is happily married with children.

Mr. Albert Idibeyi

Membership Director -2015

Albert Idibiye is one of the founding members as well as the Membership Director of the African Canadian Golfers Club – ACGC.

Albert is a Drilling Engineer with over 17 years of industry experience in 3 different continents: North America, Asia and Africa. Albert holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Nigeria (1996).