Heirs Oil & Gas has announced the appointment of Mr Osayande Igiehon as chief executive officer of the company.
Igiehon joins HHOG from Royal Dutch Shell, where he was the vice president.
The energy firm also appointed a new board led by the chairman, Mr Tony Elumelu. The members include Sally Udoma, Anil Dua, Ahmadu Kida Musa, Stanley Lawson and Samuel Nwanze.
Speaking on his appointment, Igiehon expressed elation, saying it is an opportunity for him to impact more on the energy industry.
He said, “I am excited to join the Heirs Oil and Gas leadership team and look forward to the opportunity to transform the energy sector, purposefully to address Africa’s energy needs and improve the lives of people across Africa.
“HHOG represents an extraordinary opportunity to create Africa’s first true integrated energy company, with a mission to ensure that Africa’s natural resources are directed toward value creation in Africa, powered by sustainable, robust and abundant African energy.”
Elumelu, who is also founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, expressed excitement and confidence that the appointments will usher the company into a new era of much success.
He added, “I am delighted to welcome our new board members. We are building a model institution for African businesses, and our investment in human capital is a further strong demonstration of our intent.
“The regional and global expertise of our board members will serve to further drive value creation to our continent, as we execute our goal of becoming Africa’s largest, indigenous, integrated, energy company.”
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