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Chevron Nigeria appoints Richard Kennedy Chairman/MD



Chinazor Megbolu


Chevron Nigeria Limited has appointed Mr. Richard Kennedy as its new Chairman/Managing Director.


The organisation announced this in a statement signed by the General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Nigeria Limited, Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, hinting that Kennedy replaced the former Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Jeffrey Ewing, who was recently redeployed to Chevron’s Middle East, Africa, and South America Region.


It stressed that the oil and gas giant, operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and CNL (the NNPC/CNL JV), announced the appointment with effect from November 1, 2020.


Brikinn explained that Kennedy, prior to his appointment was the Director, Deepwater and Production Sharing Contracts, saddled with the responsibility of the company’s deepwater portfolio and assets.


Brikinn in the statement said that Kennedy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1984 and joined Chevron in the same year as a production/reservoir engineer.


According to him; “since then, he has held numerous technical and leadership positions of increasing responsibility within Chevron’s Upstream, Midstream, and Technical Center segments.

He has lived and worked in Canada, Indonesia, The Partitioned Zone, Nigeria, and the United States in the course of his Chevron career”.


The statement maintained that the new appointment is coming at a time the organisation is facing opposition from the oil and gas worker’s union over its plan to downsize its workforce by 25 per cent due to its manpower requirements reviews because of change in business environment.

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