Philip Mshelbila to succeed Tony Attah as NLNG CEO in August

WorldStage Newsonline– The Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has announced the appointment of Dr. Philip Mshelbila as successor to Engr. Tony Attah, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from 31st August 2021.

NLNG in a statement said its Board of Directors oat its last board meeting approved the appointment.

The statement said Engr. Attah who was appointed in July 2016 will return to his parent company, Shell, on 30th August 2021 at the expiration of his five-year tenure at the helm of affairs.

 Dr. Mshelbila is said to be rounding-up his tenure as Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic LNG Company of Trinidad & Tobagox.

Tony Attah

Prior to this Dr. Mshelbila was the General Manager, Gas for Shell Nigeria and a director of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC).

Before that, he held the positions of Regional Communications Manager for Shell in West Africa and General Manager for Sustainable Development and Community Relations for Shell Nigeria.

Prior to that he was the Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Gas Ltd and Crisis Chief of Staff for Shell Nigeria.

In the course of his 25 year career with Shell, he has held various roles including Integration/Planning and Project Development Manager for Gas & Power, Commercial Manager, Private Assistant to the Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell in The Netherlands, Regional (Business) Adviser for Africa – Shell International and Regional Health Manager for Africa overseeing 36 countries.

Prior to joining Shell, he worked with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and National Oil & Chemical Marketing Company Plc (NOLCHEM).

Dr. Mshelbila has a degree in Human Medicine (MBBS), postgraduate qualification in Occupational & Environmental Medicine from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the IESE Business School of the University of Navarra, Spain.

NLNG is an incorporated Joint-Venture owned by four Shareholders, namely, the Federal Government of Nigeria, represented by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (49%), Shell Gas B.V.  (25.6%), Total Gaz Electricite Holdings France (15%), and Eni International N.A. N.V. S.àr.l (10.4%).

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