President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointments of the new Group Executive Directors for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) with immediate effect.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, emphasised that the appointments were made to fill critical vacancies currently existing in the Corporation:
(1) Mr Ian Gregory Udoh – Group Executive Director, Refining and Petrochemicals;
(2) Dr Dan Iwoene Efebo – Group Executive Director, Corporate Services;
(3) Ms Aisha Mata Abdurrahman – Group Executive Director, Business Development;
(4) Mr Adebayo Ibikunle Ibirogba – Group Executive Director, Engineering and Technical;
(5) Dr Joseph Thlama Dawha – Acting Group Executive Director, Exploration and Production.
See short biographical notices on each of the new directors:
Mr Ian Gregory Udoh: Origin: Akwa Ibom State. Previous positions: 1) Port Harcourt Refining and Petrochemicals Company Ltd. (PHRC), the Managing Director, since November 2012; 2) the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals Company Ltd. (KRPC), the Executive Director; 3) Refining and Petrochemicals Directorate of NNPC, the General Manager.
Dr Dan Iwoene Efebo: Origin: Bayelsa State. Previous positions: 1) NNPC’s Human Resources Division the Group General Manager (current); (2) Human Resources, Brass LNG, the General Manager.
Ms Aisha Mata Abdurrahman: Origin: Kogi State. Previous positions: 1) Nikorma – NNPC’s shipping subsidiary, the Managing Director, since March 2011; 2) Hyson – NNPC’s trading subsidiary, Managing Director; 3) Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Executive Director (Services).
Mr. Adebayo Ibikunle Ibirogba: Origin: Ogun State. Previous positions: 1) NNPC’s Engineering and Technology Directorate – the Group General Manager, Engineering (current); 2) Greenfield Refineries, General Manager (New Business), General Manager (Gas Development) and Group General Manager. 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: Origin: Borno State. Previous positions: 1) Integrated Data Services Ltd (IDSL) since 2005, the Managing Director. He has served the Corporation diligently, over the years, in various capacities, in the upstream and downstream sectors of the industry.