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Paddy Adenuga’s Inspirational Story of the Battle for Chevron Netherlands – Part 7

  I arrived in Los Angeles half a day later. I sat in my apartment for the first two days. I barely ate and just stared into nothing. This was the cathartic process to get over my loss. Then I got into my car and drove to Malibu. There is nothing more peaceful than a… Continue reading Paddy Adenuga’s Inspirational Story of the Battle for Chevron Netherlands – Part 7

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Paddy Adenuga’s Inspirational Story of the Battle for Chevron Netherlands – Part 6

I drafted the JV letter to send to Chevron. The reward for my victory. I emailed it out to ONE and EBN. One hour later the letter was sent back to me with their signatures. I signed the letter and then forwarded it via email to Chevron and Jeffries with the Catalan management team in… Continue reading Paddy Adenuga’s Inspirational Story of the Battle for Chevron Netherlands – Part 6

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Paddy Adenuga’s Inspirational Story of the Battle for Chevron Netherlands – Part 5

The following week, the Catalan team and I arrived in Amsterdam. I ensured that we arrived in style. I had the hotel arrange for five, brand new, jet-black Mercedes s-classes to ferry the Catalan management team to ONE’s offices. I wanted Marcel and Alex to know that we meant business and this wasn’t a Mickey… Continue reading Paddy Adenuga’s Inspirational Story of the Battle for Chevron Netherlands – Part 5

People That Inspire, The Tentmakers

Paddy Adenuga’s Inspirational Story of the Battle for Chevron Netherlands – Part 4

One by one, Catalan began finding out who the other bidders were. Mercuria, an oil trading company I had done business were in the running but then pulled out. Dana Petroleum looked at the assets but were also out of the running. Tullow Oil was also out of the bid out of the fear of… Continue reading Paddy Adenuga’s Inspirational Story of the Battle for Chevron Netherlands – Part 4

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Paddy Adenuga’s Inspirational Story of the Battle for Chevron Netherlands – Part 3

Chevron finally opened the data room for the bid and provided all information needed for all companies to put in a bid. I put my team, my directors, and Vance Querio on the task of reviewing all the documents with a request that we have a bid review meeting in a few weeks. Tarica Mpinga… Continue reading Paddy Adenuga’s Inspirational Story of the Battle for Chevron Netherlands – Part 3