Newly appointed Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu has assumed duty as the Chief Executive of the Corporation at a brief handover ceremony held at the NNPC Towers, Abuja on Tuesday.
Until his appointment, Dr. Kachikwu was the Executive Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Exxon Mobil (Africa).
Speaking at the event, the new helmsman expressed gratitude to his predecessor, Dr. Joseph T. Dawha for his hard work in holding the Corporation while pledging to work assiduously in achieving the president’s growth aspiration for the oil and gas industry.
Dr. Kachikwu is a First Class Graduate of Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Nigerian Law School. He also holds Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Law from the Harvard Law School.
He started his working career with the Nigerian/American Merchant Bank before moving on to Texaco Nigeria Limited from where he joined Exxon-Mobil.