Shell appoints Osagie Okunbor as new Managing Director for Nigeria, replacing retiring Mutiu Sunmonu

Mutiu Sunmonu, former Managing Director of Shell Nigeria

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed Osagie Okunbor as the new Managing Director of its Nigerian subsidiary, the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC).

Osagie Okunbor takes over from the former Managing Director, Mutiu Sunmonu, who is retiring after 36 years of service, according to a statement yesterday by the company’s corporate media relations manager, Precious Okolobo.

Osagie Okunbor, the statement added, has also been named the Country Chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria, combining the two positions as was the case with his predecessor. Osagie Okunbor becomes the third Nigerian to hold both posts.

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 job.

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Commenting on the appointment, Vice President, Nigeria & Gabon, Shell Upstream, Markus Droll 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,” he said.

According to Shell’s statement, Osagie Okunbor has worked in Nigeria, the UK, Brunei, and, currently, The Netherlands. His previous assignments include Vice President, Human Resources for Shell’s Upstream Business in Sub-Saharan Africa and Vice President, Infrastructure and Logistics, Shell Nigeria.

Osagie Okunbor is currently Senior Advisor in Shell’s Upstream international-operated business, based in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Okunbor assumes his new role on March 1, 2015, based in Port Harcourt.

Osagie Okunbor, who enjoys music and football in his spare time, is married and blessed with children, the statement added.

Source: Nigeria: Shell Appoints Osagie Okunbor New Managing Director in Nigeria.