President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday appointed new Group Executive Directors for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to fill critical vacancies which currently exist in the Corporation.
This was contained in a statement made available to Nigerian Times and signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati.
The new appointees include: Mr. Ian Gregory Udoh, who is now the Group Executive Director, Refining and Petrochemicals; Dr. Dan Iwoene Efebo resumes as the Group Executive Director, Corporate Services; Ms. Aisha Mata Abdurrahman takes over as Group Executive Director, Business Development.
Others are: Mr. Adebayo Ibikunle Ibirogba, who is now the Group Executive Director, Engineering and Technical; Dr. Joseph Thlama Dawha resumes as the Acting Group Executive Director, Exploration and Production.
The statement reads that the appointment is to take immediate effect. Mr. Ian Gregory Udoh, is a native of Akwa Ibom State and has been the Managing Director of Port Harcourt Refining and Petrochemicals Company Ltd. (PHRC) since November 2012. He has considerable experience of managing the nation’s refineries having previously held the position of Executive Director, Operations at both the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals Company Ltd. (KRPC) and the Port Harcourt Refining and Petrochemicals Company Ltd. In addition, Mr. Udoh has served as a General Manager in the Refining and etrochemicals Directorate of NNPC.
Dr. Dan Iwoene Efebo is currently the Group General Manager, in charge of the NNPC’s Human Resources Division. He was previously General Manager, Human Resources, Brass LNG. He hails from Bayelsa state.
Ms. Aisha Mata Abdurrahman is a native of Kogi State and has been the Managing Director of Nikorma, NNPC’s shipping subsidiary, since March 2011. Ms. Abdurrahman has also served as Managing Director of Hyson, an NNPC trading subsidiary, and as Executive Director (Services) of the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC).
Mr. Adebayo Ibikunle Ibirogba, a Chemical Engineer, is currently the Group General Manager, Engineering in the NNPC’s Engineering and Technology Directorate, and hails from Ogun State. He has also served as General Manager (New Business), General Manager (Gas Development), and Group General Manager, Greenfield Refineries. In 2010, Mr. Ibirogba became the first African to be elected to the Board of Directors of the World LP Gas Association.
Dr. Joseph Thlama Dawha who replaces Mr. Abiye H. Membere as Group Executive Director, Exploration and Production, has been the Managing Director of Integrated Data Services Ltd (IDSL) since 2005. He is an indigene of Borno State and has served the Corporation diligently, over the years, in various capacities, in the upstream and downstream sectors of the industry.