Nigeria LNG appoints new CEO

Nigeria LNG, operator of the giant Bonny export plant, said it has appointed Tony Attah as new managing director and CEO. Attah will take over from Babs Omotowa, who has been at the helm of the LNG operator since December 2011.

According to the company’s statement, Omotowa is set to return to Shell International’s headquarters in the Hague, the Netherlands.

Attah, Omotowa’s successor returns to Nigeria LNG after serving as senior projects advisor at Shell, working in the Netherlands and Singapore. Before that, he was managing director of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production.

Between 2005 and 2007, Attah managed the Soku gas plant as asset superintendent and operations manager of the initial NLNG gas supply as well as NLNG train 3 construction works, the statement reads. In total, he brings 28 years of experience in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

At NLNG, Attah will be responsible for sustaining the company’s performance and to advance NLNG’s expansion initiatives.

NLNG is a joint venture compromised of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC (49%), Shell (25.6%), Total (15%), and Eni (10.4%).

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