The Board of Directors of Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has approved the appointment of Dr. Philip Mshelbila as the gas giant’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Mr. Tony Attah.
Attah will return to his parent company, Shell, on August 30, 2021 at the expiration of his five-year tenure. Attah was appointed Chief Executive Officer by the NLNG Board in July 2016.
Mshelbila, who is rounding up his tenure as Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic LNG Company of Trinidad & Tobago, will be taking over from Attah on August 31, 2021.
NLNG is an incorporated Joint-Venture owned by four shareholders – the Federal Government, represented by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (49per cent), Shell Gas B.V. (25.6 per cent), Total Gaz Electricite Holdings France (15per cent), and Eni International N.A. N.V. S.àr.l (10.4 per cent).
Attah has over 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to his appointment as Managing Director , he was the Managing Director and Chairman of Shell Nigeria E&P Company (SNEPCo), Vice President for HSE and Corporate Affairs and Vice President, Human Resources (HR) in Shell E&P Africa.
During his successful career, which span Europe, Russia and Africa, he has led various multi-disciplinary teams across diverse cultures. He is renowned for his strong strategic and commercial mind set which is underpinned by a solid technical background and excellent leadership capabilities.
His goal in NLNG remains to sustain the company’s historical excellent performance while working to raise the company to the next level and continuing to make NLNG an inspiration to Nigeria as part of NLNG’s vision of helping to build a better Nigeria.
Attah holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ibadan and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Benin. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), member of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), and member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).