JOSHUA GOGO holds  a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering (Nigeria); MSc in Computer Information Systems (USA); and MA/PhD in Economics (Canada) and with professional certificates in Balanced Scorecard, Advanced Investment Strategies, Wealth Management Essentials and Portfolio Management Techniques.

For over 20 years he worked with several organizations in various capacities and countries including: Senior Field Engineer, Schlumberger Oilfield Services; Resource Consultant on Intercultural Effectiveness to the Canadian Foreign Service Institute’s Centre for Intercultural Learning; Senior International Tax and Transfer Pricing Economist, Federal Government of Canada; Lecturer at Carleton University Ottawa, Canada, and at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He was also the Manager of Strategy & Planning and Technical Advisor at the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA) Nigeria..

Joshua is an expert in Corporate Social Risk & Social Capital, Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR), Corporate Strategy and Finance, Organizational Economics, Operations Research, Mergers & Acquisition (M&A), Petroleum Development Economics, Corporate Governance, Institution Building, Business Development Strategy, Business Transformation & Restructuring, Business Viability & Stress Testing, Sustainability, Transfer Pricing & International Taxation, Resources & Energy Economics, Information Security & Business Continuity; Debt Restructuring, Business Startup & Setup, Business Planning & budgeting, Economic & Financial Due Diligence, Economic & Financial Modeling, and Operational Excellence, with over 20 years of diverse international experience.

Joshua Gogo is presently the Principal Consultant/CEO of LDCS Consulting and CEO of Xpolar Energy Assets, and Systems. He is also currently a Visiting Professor at the Emerald Energy Institute for Petroleum and Energy Economics, Policy and Strategic Studies of the University of Port Harcourt. Joshua is actively engaged in extensive research studies in Energy and Petroleum Industry finance, economics, public policy, firms & markets and social risks, developing unique and innovative solutions to private and public organizational challenges. His recent research and studies in this area include: “A Theory of Political Change and Stability in Natural Resource Developing Democracies.”; “The Evolution of Non-State Violence Directed at Energy Infrastructure in the Niger Delta of Nigeria”; Comprehensive Response to the Threat of Environmental Degradation and Oil & Gas Infrastructure Integrity Violation in Nigeria”; “Transformation Model for Managing Oil Theft Activities in Nigeria”; “Measuring Stability and Predicting Conflict in Resource Developing Democracies: Evidence from Nigeria and Sudan”

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