A new managing director has been appointed for the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited following the retirement of Mr. Mutiu Sunmonu.
Mr. Osagie Okunbor takes over from Sunmonu, who is retiring after 36 years of service, the oil major said in a statement on Sunday.
Okunbor has also been named the Country Chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria, combining the two positions as his predecessor did. He is the third Nigerian to hold both posts.
The Vice President, Nigeria and Gabon, Shell Upstream, Markus Droll, while commenting on the appointment, 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.”
Okunbor will assume office on March 1, according to the statement.
A graduate of Business Administration from the University of Benin, Okunbor is an accomplished professional, who brings over 28 years of industry experience and expertise to the role. He has worked in Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Brunei and currently The Netherlands, the statement added.
His previous assignments included Vice President, Human Resources, Shell Upstream Business in sub-Saharan Africa, and Vice President, Infrastructure and Logistics, Shell Nigeria. He is currently the Senior Adviser in Shell’s Upstream International Operated business based in The Hague, The Netherlands, from where he will return to Port Harcourt to take up his new role. Agency report