Nigerian-born Tomiwa Brown excels in Alberta
Congratulations to Oreoluwatomiwa (Tomiwa) Brown for graduating with a first-class in Petroleum Engineering and being the best student in his class.
Mr Brown came to Canada in 2014 as an international student in high school, completing grades 10 through 12 in Ontario.
As a result, he gained admission to the University of Alberta to study petroleum engineering.
"Through my education and co-op internships, I've developed a deep passion and interest in the energy industry. Within Canada, my interests lie in bridging the gap between the fossil fuel industry and renewable energies". He says.
Tomiwa advocates for sustainable practices within the oil and gas industry to meet growing energy demands and has worked on projects investigating CCUS opportunities in Canada (carbon capture, utilization and storage).
Ultimately, Tomiwa hopes to apply his knowledge, skills, and growing expertise to improve and revitalize the energy sector in Nigeria.
" I believe that with the Nigerian diaspora working with Nigerians back home, exchanging knowledge and technologies, a rich and energy-independent Nigeria is a very attainable goal". He added.
Mr Brown considers himself a Pan-African-minded individual. Beyond just Nigeria, he has a vested interest in building up a robust African continent that is politically, economically, and socially independent from foreign influences. "With our abundant resources and brilliant minds, I can envision a future in Africa with countries that can influence the global economy and not just be spectators in an ever-increasing globalized world".