Omowumi (Wumi) Iledare, director of the Energy Information and Data Division of the LSU Center for Energy Studies, has been named president-elect of the International Association for Energy Economics, or IAEE. He will become president in January of 2014. Iledare served as president of the IAEE-affiliated U.S. Association for Energy Economics in 2008. The IAEE, founded in 1977 in response to the energy crisis of the 1970s, is a worldwide non-profit professional organization based in the U.S. with members in more than 100 nations. The organization provides an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas, experience and issues among professionals interested in energy economics.
Iledare serves as an adjunct professor of petroleum economics at the Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering at Louisiana State University and the University of Ibadan, as well as a visiting professor of petroleum economics at the Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS) in the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and to the African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Nigeria.
A frequent guest lecturer, Iledare recently traveled to Ghana, where he spoke on "Oil in West Africa," and to Lagos, where he discussed the implications of the emerging unconventional resources in the U.S. on the global oil market trend.
In April, Iledare will serve on a plenary panel session, titled “Oil in Latam," at the 4th Latin American Meeting for Energy Economics in Montevideo, Uruguay, sponsored by the Latin American Association for Energy Economics. The subject of the conference is “Energy Trends in Latin America: Towards Regional Integration and Sustainability.”