Jonathan Appoints Kogi Indigene as Director DPR

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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mr. Osten Oluyemisi Olorunsola to replace Mr. Andrew Obaje as the Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).

Mr. Olorunsola is currently the Vice President (Gas) at Shell Upstream International.

Mr. Olorunsola who has been in the industry for 31 years has served as Strategic Business Adviser to the Minister of Petroleum Resources (2008-2009); Manager, Opportunity Delivery and Studies Centre at Shell; Reserves and Technology Manager (Africa), Shell (E&P) International, Netherlands; Business Interface Manager (Russia), Shell Technology (E&P) International, Netherlands; and Petroleum Engineering Manager, Shell Nigeria.

He is an indigene of Kogi State.

President Jonathan has also approved the appointment of Mr. Reginald Chika Stanley as the Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).

Mr. Stanley, who is currently the Group General Manager in charge of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s New Business Development Division is to replace the incumbent Executive Secretary, Mr. Goody Chike Egbuji.

In his over 32 years in the industry, Mr. Stanley has served as Marketing Manager, NLNG; Executive Director, Duke Oil Company, UK; Executive Director (Commercial), PPMC; Managing Director, PPMC; and Managing Director, Hyson Limited.

He hails from Abia State.

Both appointments take immediate effect, according to a statement by Dr. Reuben Abati.


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