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    NNPC Gets New GMD, Seven Chief Operating Officers

    Mele Kolo Kyari
    President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mele Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
    An NNPC statement by its spokesperson, Ndu Ughamadu, said President Buhari also appointed seven new Chief Operating Officers.

    Until his new appointment, Mr Kyari, a geologist, was Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of NNPC and also doubled, since May 2018, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC.

    President Buhari has directed that the New GMD and the newly appointed Chief Operating Officers work with the current occupiers of the various offices till July 7, 2019, towards a smooth transition on July 8, 2019, when their appointments would take effect to ensure a smooth transition.

    However, the appointment of Farouk Garba Said (North West), who is replacing a retiring Chief Operating Officer, is effective from June 28, 2019.

    Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji, who is from the South West region of the Country. He will serve as COO, Downstream,
    Until his new appointment, he was the Managing Director of NNPC Retail Limited, a Downstream Marketing Company of NNPC.
    Prior to his position as the MD of the Downstream Marketing Company, he was General Manager, Transformation Department, a Think-thank unit of the corporation.
    Mr. Umar Isa Ajiya,
    He is from North West region of the Country. He is the CFO designate.
    He is at the moment the Managing Director of Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) of NNPC, a Downstream arm of the corporation. Prior to holding the position as the Managing Director of PPMC, he was the corporation’s Group General Manager Corporate Planning and Strategy (CP&S).
    Ms. Lawrencia Nwadiabuwa Ndupu
    Ndupu from South East, is the newly appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Ventures.
    Until her new appointment, she was the Group General Manager, NNPC Oil Field Services, established to provide technical services to players in the Industry.

    The newly appointed Chief Operating Officers are:
    1. Roland Onoriode Ewubare (South-South) – Chief Operating Officer, Upstream
    2. Mustapha Yinusa Yakubu (North Central) – Chief Operating Officer Refining and Petrochemicals
    3. Yusuf Usman (North East) – Chief Operating Officer, Gas and Power
    4. Lawrencia Nwadiabuwa Ndupu (South East), Chief Operating Officer Ventures
    5. Umar Isa Ajiya (North West) – Chief Financial Officer
    6. Adeyemi Adetunji (South West) – Chief Operating Officer, Downstream and
    7. Farouk Garba Said (North West) – Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services.
    Mr Ughamadu said the outgoing GMD, Maikanti Baru, had congratulated the new appointees.
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