Daniella Obiesie Uijlenhoed

Daniella Obiesie Uijlenhoed


Daniella Obiesie-Uijlenhoed has a Master’s degree in Business Administration & a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the University of Calabar. Her first degree is from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication.

Daniella started work in Corporate Nigeria after NYSC in 1997 in the banking industry. Her work experiences include positions in Federal Mortgage Finance, New Nigeria Bank & Zenith Bank PLC where she left at mid-management level to join Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company in 2005 in the Corporate Affairs team as a stakeholder management liaison between SNEPCo and NNPC/NAPIMS on the Bonga South West project. She then moved to the Contracting team as Head, Office Services and her job role spanned across the processes & subsequent approvals through the various team lines of all SNEPCo office contracts in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, & Warri.

In 2009, marriage took Daniella to live and work in the UAE. She took a hiatus from Shell Nigeria and worked in Oman Oryx Construction Company a contractor company with interests in the Middle East and the biggest industrial catering contractor to Shell Oman. Daniella was Head of Corporate Services and handled all permits and stakeholder management engagements between her company and the Ministry of Energy & Minerals in Oman. Daniella relocated back to Nigeria in 2012 and resumed work in Shell Nigeria where she worked in the strategy & portfolio team for SNEPCo office & governance policies until her voluntary leaving from Shell in 2015 to join her husband in Danicees and focus on her family.

Daniella is passionate about the formal & non-formal development of young people in Nigeria and is currently a Trustee of the International Award for Young People Nigeria since 2018. The International Award for Young People Nigeria is part of a global framework (The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award) with a presence in 130 countries and territories around the world. Daniella views herself as a team player dedicated to personal delivery and organizational goals.