Mr Osagie Okunbor, succeeds Mutiu Sunmonu as Managing Director for Shell Petroleum Development Company. Mr Sunmonu retires after 36 years of service
Mr Okunbor’s appointment had been announced in January while he was serving as a Senior Advisor in Shell’s upstream international operated business in The Hague, Netherlands.
The new Shell boss, who is also assuming the role of the Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, brings over 28 years of industry experience and expertise to his new role.
“I’m delighted at the opportunity to build on the progress we have made over the years. Shell continues to be a highly valued partner for progress in Nigeria and I’m looking forward to exploring more channels for fruitful collaboration with our stakeholders,” Osagie said as he took over from his predecessor at the weekend.
Okunbor is the third Nigerian MD of SPDC and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, in a row. Mr. Basil Omiyi assumed office as the Managing Director of SPDC in 2004, and also became Country Chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria in 2008, the first Nigerian to hold both positions.
A graduate of Business Administration from the University of Benin, Okunbor has worked in Nigeria, the UK, Brunei and until now, the Netherlands. His previous assignments included Vice President, Human Resources for Shell’s Upstream Business in Sub- Saharan Africa and Vice President, Infrastructure and Logistics, Shell Nigeria.