Mr. Tony Attah, has today been appointed as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG).
Attah, who was appointed by the company’s Board of Directors, will be taking over from Babs Omotowa, who had held sway in the organisation since December 2011.
In a statement by its General Manager, External Relations, Mr. Kudo Eresia-Eke, NLNG 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, 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.
Before his appointment, Mr. Attah was Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo).
NLNG says he 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.
Nigeria LNG Limited was incorporated as a limited liability company to harness Nigeria’s vast natural gas resources and produce Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) for export.