Meet The Rocksolve Team

Specialist geologists and technologists, passionate about their work, passionate about problem solving, passionate about delivering solutions.

Gideon Giwa

Chief Executive Officer

Experienced petroleum geologist with an impressive back catalogue of project management at senior level for Royal Dutch Shell, Gideon identified a growing need for specific digital geological tools along with the potential of reaching out (on and off line) to non-geologists working in the exploration and development industry.

After setting up Rocksolve International Limited, Gideon was invited to share his motivation to the team at NAPE (Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists) with a Youth Programme discussion in 2015.

As CEO for Rocksolve, Gideon is responsible for developing the company and managing a team of highly-skilled experts in supplying training, consultancy and digital geological tools to government agencies, universities and key energy industry workers around the globe.

When not working, Gideon can always be found on the golf course.

Chris Brown

Chief Technology Officer

Responsible for IT infrastructure, computer resources and software development, Chris comes to Rocksolve with a wealth of digital wisdom.

Chris graduated in Chemistry from the University of Bristol then promptly embarked on a career in software engineering for corporate giants such as British Airways, Lotus/IBM and Dell. He is responsible for translating the architecture of geological insight from the team at Rocksolve into mobile responsive technology.

Professionally qualified in business management with an MBA from Ashridge and with a recently gained PGCE, Chris has a perfect perspective on translating business problems into technological solutions.

You will not find Chris on a golf course.

Dr. Abimbola Adewole Durogbitan

Technical Manager

Dr Abimbola Adewole Durogbitan is a geoscientist with over 18 years’ direct experience in the oil and gas Exploration and Development with a good all round Geological understanding.

He holds a PhD in Petroleum Geosciences from the University of Manchester, UK specialised in the area of Sequence Stratigraphy and Sedimentology. He obtained M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Ibadan and Ilorin, Nigeria respectively. In the year 2008 and 2013 he was judged first (best) poster presenter at the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) international Annual Conference and Exhibition. In 2014 he received a commendation award (EVE AWARD) from Petrofac IES, UK which is the highest award in the company that show best of Petrofac employees in their area of expertise.

Abimbola has presented in many technical fora/workshops and a member of many international geoscientist organisations such as AAPG, EAGE, SEG, NAPE etc. He has worked as a Geoscientist on different appraisal and development projects, new business opportunities and also in the area of capacity building (training).

Currently, he is the UK/Europe NAPE Coordinator, contributing to the practical sustainability of the Association through effective interaction with NAPE Members and Partners within the UK & Europe. A member of NAPE editorial board and member of Conference Planning Committee.

Atinuke Abdul-Rahman

General Manager

Atinuke bagged a first degree in Industrial Chemistry and a master’s degree in environmental management from the Universities of Ilorin (2000) and Lagos (2005) respectively.

She garnered over 10 years’ experience in the banking and financial services industry in Nigeria. She worked closely with customers to adapt existing product offerings to their peculiar need while ensuring zero regulatory breaches. She managed accounts ranging from personal, High Networth Individuals to SMEs and large corporates over the course of her career.

A friendly yet professional individual, Atinuke was responsible for stabilising several challenged teams and helping to turn them profitable.

She has special interest in the preservation of the environment starting with the reduction in the use of single use plastics in homes, a personal project that is close to her heart.

She is an avid reader and loves to spend time with family.

Annie Penn

Marketing Director

A constantly energized Annie Penn keeps the Rocksolve team inspired with creative campaigns in bought, owned and earned marketing operations. Steeped in decades of crafting projects for independent agencies, Annie offers the group a unique understanding of how to champion talent on traditional and digital media stages.

Responsible for growing the Rocksolve brand through various international avenues means Annie co-ordinates authentic projects that reinforce the expert team as a reliable crew equipped to answer complex geological issues.

Published author and Downing Street business award winner Annie is a diligent reader preferring biographies to golf.