NLNG gets new Chief Executive

The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Ltd., has appointed Mr Tony Attah as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Kudo Eresia-Eke, NLNG’s General Manager, External Relations, on Thursday.

Eresia-Eke said Attah takes over from Mr Babs Omotowa, who had held sway in the organisation since December, 2011.

He said that Omotowa would return to Shell International in The Hague, ‎Netherlands.

According to him, Omotowa is leaving the NLNG in a stronger position and well positioned for the next chapter of the company’s growth.

Eresia-Eke said that Attah, prior to the appointment had worked at Shell’s Group Integrated Gas business as Senior Projects Advisor, working on projects in The Netherlands and Singapore.

He added that the new NLNG chief executive was the Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo).

“Attah has a 28-year experience in the Nigerian oil and gas industry and is a trained mechanical engineer and an MBA holder,’’ he said.

“He started his career in Sokoto Cement Company as a Maintenance and Operations Shift Supervisor.

“He joined Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in 1991, working in various technical and management roles in Field Maintenance, Production Operations, Core Engineering and Major Projects Commissioning, Rotating Equipment Engineering, among others.

“He was also once Head of Joint Venture Economics in Commercial,’’ Eresia-Eke said.

According to him, Attah will be responsible for sustaining NLNG’s top quartile performance in supplying LNG to the global energy market and advancing the company’s expansion programme.

NLNG gets chief executive