Leste Aihevba began his career at Shell International Exploration and Production and had roles of increasing responsibility in Nigeria, Holland, Oman, and US. The last 8 years were spent in leadership roles with BP America, US; Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait; Cairn E&P, India; and BHGE Digital, US. He was part of the development of the TAML 6S well, the first ever installation of an ESS in a horizontal well, and first ever combination of swell packer and ICVs in a 5-legged multilateral smart well.
He is also renowned for best-in-class performance improvements in WRM, Artificial Lift, Production Optimization, Well Integrity, Petroleum Economics, Strategic Cost Leadership, and Portfolio Optimization. A member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), he graduated from the University of Benin with a First-Class honors degree and holds an MBA from the Colorado Technical University.