Oil major Shell has appointed a new managing director to lead its operations in Nigeria.
Osagie Okunbor will lead the company’s subsidiary after its current head, Mutiu Sunmonu, announced his retirement.
Mr Okunbor has also been named the country chair of Shell companies in Nigeria.
He is the third Nigerian to hold both posts and has more than 28 years’ experience in the industry having worked in Nigeria, the UK, Brunei and the Netherlands.
Markus Droll, vice president in Nigeria & Gabon for Shell Upstream, said: “We are delighted to see another Nigerian at the helm of affairs in Shell Nigeria.
“Mutiu has worked very hard over these years – managing production and setting a new agenda in dealing with communities, government and other key stakeholders.
“We’re confident that Osagie will consolidate and build on the progress we have made in the past years.”
Mr Okunbor will take up his new role in March.