Engr. Dada Thomas is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Oil Limited. He has over 37 years of experience in the oil and gas industry majoring chiefly in Process & Facilities Engineering & Project Management. Engr. Thomas worked for 21 years with the Shell Group and managed a variety of increasingly complex engineering projects and general management roles in both Nigeria and Holland before setting up Frontier Oil Ltd.
He resigned from Shell in 1998 to set up Tri-Ocean Nigeria Engineering Ltd., a joint venture between Tri-Ocean Engineering Ltd and Leed Technology Ltd providing engineering and related services to the international oil companies in Nigeria. In 2001, with other Nigerian partners he bought out Tri-Ocean Engineering Ltd and re-branded the company as Fairshores Ltd and also founded Frontier Oil in 2001.
Engr. Thomas is currently the Chairman of the Marginal Fields Operators Group and was recently elected a 2nd Vice President of the Nigerian Gas Association.
Engr. Thomas is a graduate of Loughborough University of Technology, United Kingdom and is a registered engineer in Nigeria and Alberta, Canada.