Mr Kupolokun holds a first degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos where he studied as a Shell scholar. He also holds an honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
He had a brief stint with Shell BP before joining the Nigeria National Oil Corporation now the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He occupied various strategic roles within NNPC, including Head of Special Projects in the NNPC JV, Head of Petroleum Engineering Department, Group General Manager and Head of NNPC’s London office, Group Executive Director, Commercial & Investment.
He was appointed Special Assistant to the President on Petroleum Matters in 1999 and soon thereafter became the Group Managing Director of the Corporation appointed to help drive the reform of the oil & gas sector. He was Chairman of Nigeria LNG and a number of other strategic businesses in the oil & gas sector as well as other areas of businesses.