ExxonMobil Appoints Richard Laing,Nigeria’s Chairman/MD
Richard Laing has been appointed, Chairman and Managing Director, ExxonMobil, Nigeria operations.
These operations include the running of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (Offshore East).
The appointment of Laing is effective from August 1, 2020 and he replaces Paul McGrath, who has been appointed to be Vice president of Global Projects for ExxonMobil in Houston, Texas after more than three years in Nigeria.
Prior to his appointment, Laing was Executive Director of oil and gas production and related support groups for all of the ExxonMobil affiliates in Nigeria.
“It is a privilege to lead the ExxonMobil team in Nigeria and build on the work that Paul McGrath has done over the last three years,” said Laing.
“I look forward to the work that lies ahead and continuing the company’s outstanding relationships.”
Laing joined ExxonMobil in 1989 and has held a variety of engineering, planning, safety and managerial positions in upstream and downstream operations while working in the United Kingdom, Qatar, United States and Nigeria.
Laing holds a bachelor’s degree in mining and petroleum engineering from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow as well as a master’s in petroleum engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
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