By Michael Eboh
The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG), today, appointed Mr. Tony Attah, as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, to take over from Babs Omotowa, who had held sway in the organisation since December 2011.
NLNG, in a statement by its General Manager, External Relations, Mr. Kudo Eresia-Eke, stated that Omotowa, who would be returning to Shell International in the Hague, Netherlands, leaves Nigeria LNG Limited in a stronger position and well positioned for the next chapter of the company’s growth.
The company disclosed that Attah, who was appointed by the company’s Board of Directors, will be taking over from Omotowa after returning from an assignment at Shell’s Group Integrated Gas business as Senior Projects Advisor, working on projects in The Netherlands and Singapore, adding that before then, he was Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo).
Attah, who the company said has a 28-year experience in the Nigerian oil and gas industry, is a trained mechanical engineer and an MBA holder, who started his career in Sokoto Cement Company as a Maintenance and Operations Shift Supervisor.
The company added that 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.
“At NLNG, 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 programmes,” the company noted.