Mervin Azeta, Tolulope Longe and Jillian Evanko have emerged winners of the ExxonMobil Power Play Awards 2020 announced virtually on September 16, 2020.
The program was created to recognize the accomplishments of remarkable women and the men who support and empower them in the LNG industry.
The Rising Star – presented to an outstanding female professional, age 35 or younger
- Mervin Azeta, Schlumberger, Nigeria
Mervin Azeta is a Product and Service Delivery Manager with Schlumberger, one of the world’s largest energy service and technology providers. Currently based in the Republic of the Congo, she focuses on improving the delivery of oil and gas well completion projects and promotes higher levels of engagement and internal alignment to improve performance in an increasingly competitive and dynamic marketplace.
Azeta holds a bachelors in Chemical Engineering from the University of Benin as well as a masters in Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial College London.
The Vanguard – given to a male or female professional who displays outstanding leadership
- Tolulope Longe, Nigeria LNG, Nigeria
Tolulope (Tolu) Longe works as a Manager, Production Support at Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG.) She played a key role in the development of NLNG’s site debottlenecking project and the NLNG Train 7 project, which eventually achieved its Final Investment Decision (FID) in December 2019. She is currently the post-FID asset site focal point for the construction phase of the project.
Longe graduated from the University of Ibadan with a degree in Chemistry. She earned an MBA from Imperial College London and a Master of Technology from Curtin University.
The Rainmaker – awarded to a female professional who has delivered exceptional value and business results
- Jillian Evanko, Chart, U.S.A.
Jillian (Jill) Evanko is President and Chief Executive Officer of Chart Industries, Inc. In addition to serving on Chart’s Board of Directors, Evanko also serves as an independent director of the Board of Alliant Energy and its subsidiaries. She joined Chart in February of 2017 as Chief Financial Officer and has held previous positions at Truck-Lite Co., Dover Corporation, Arthur Andersen, Honeywell and Sony Corporation of America.
Evanko received an MBA from The University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from La Salle University.