NIGERIA: ExxonMobil Appoints New Chairman and Managing Director

ExxonMobil has announced the appointment of a new Chairman and Managing Director Richard Laing its 3 affiliate firms in Nigeria namely Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd. (EEPNL).

Richard Laing replaces Paul McGrath who has been promoted as the new Vice President, Global Projects for ExxonMobil in Houston after three years at the helm of ExxonMobil Nigeria.

Liang was previously the executive director of oil and gas production and related support groups for all of the ExxonMobil affiliates in Nigeria. He has held various management positions including in engineering, planning and safety in upstream and downstream operations while working in the U.K, Qatar, U.S. and Nigeria.

“It is a privilege to lead the ExxonMobil team in Nigeria and build on the work that Paul McGrath had done over the last three years.I look forward to the work that lies ahead and continuing the company’s outstanding relationships,” said Richard Liang.

ExxonMobil Nigeria is involved in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, and operate several joint venture concessions and deepwater production sharing contracts which currently focus on major secondary oil recovery projects; natural gas liquids and gas monetization and significant investment in national content development.

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