Collin Butt

Advisory Board
is a solution oriented senior finance and business development leader with over 20 years of experience that includes establishing best in class corporate, financial, legal and commercial frameworks for major corporates both in Nigeria and across the West Africa region. Key experience developing and implementing differing business models across diverse industries. Track record leading successful start-ups, turnaround, restructuring and process reengineering initiatives for high profile companies.

His early career in Nigeria was with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he managed numerous high profile Oil & Gas and Energy & Petroleum assignments in Nigeria. Directed systems and process development for Nigeria LNG and SNEPCO including reviewing and strengthening processes related to expenditure booking, joint venture statement preparation and cash call statements. Acted as long-term Interim Finance Director at National Oil (now Conoil) Led critical projects as Senior Manager to reengineer finance processes for leading downstream companies including Nigeria LNG, AGIP and SPDC (Shell). Implemented Shell’s Downstream Business Activity Model (DBAM) within National Oil.  For a private business led a team implementing all phases of successful introduction of web based ERP. Realigned and documented a new business process and facilitated informed management decision making by substantially developing improved visibility of key business metrics. 

For a SA based multinational steered the successful introduction of best practice processes for cost control and daily cash flow reporting and funds planning at each business unit.  As consultant to a leading Nigerian group involved in the establishment of a new venture in the construction sector and the Nigerian oil services sector