NNPC unveils new GMD, COOs

Mele Kolo Kyari

Mele kolo Kyari : new GMD of NNPC

Mele Kolo Kyari

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has thrown more light on the newly appointed GMD of the corporation, Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari, as well as the six Chief Operating Officers and a Chief Financial Officer.

The corporation’s spokesman Ndu Ughamadu also explained that its outgoing GMD, Dr Maikanti Baru has hit the statutory retirement age of 60 years.

New GMD Mele Kolo Kyari,

Kyari who takes over from a current occupier of the office, Dr. Maikanti Baru, effectively on 8th July 2019, is until his new appointment the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of NNPC. Dr. Baru would retire statutorily on July 7, 2019.

Mr. Kyari doubled, since 13th May, 2018, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Kyari would bring to his new appointment more than 27 years of experience in the various value chains of the Petroleum Industry.


Roland Onoriode Ewubare

Ewubare hails from the South-South region of the Country and is the new Chief Operating Officer, Upstream.

Until his new appointment, he was Group General Manager, National Petroleum Investments and Management Services, a Corporate Services (NAPIMS) unit of the corporation headquartered in Lagos.

Before his NAPIMS’ appointment, he was Managing Director of the Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL), a seismic data acquisition company of NNPC based in Benin.

Engr. Mustapha Yinusa Yakubu

He is from North Central region of the Country and is the new Chief Operating Officer, Refining and Petrochemicals.

Until his new appointment he was the Managing Director of National Engineering and Technical Company Limited (NETCO).


Engr. Yusuf Usman

He is from the North East and is Chief Operating Officer, Gas and Power. Until his new appointment, Usman was Senior Technical Assistant to the Group Managing Director of the corporation.


Ms. Lawrencia Nwadiabuwa Ndupu

Ndupu from South East, is the newly appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Ventures.

Until her new appointment, she was the Group General Manager, NNPC Oil Field Services, established to provide technical services to players in the Industry.


Mr. Umar Isa Ajiya,

He is from North West region of the Country. He is the CFO designate.

He is at the moment the Managing Director of Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) of NNPC, a Downstream arm of the corporation. Prior to holding the position as the Managing Director of PPMC, he was the corporation’s Group General Manager Corporate Planning and Strategy (CP&S).


Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji, who is from the South West region of the Country. He will serve as COO, Downstream,

Until his new appointment, he was the Managing Director of NNPC Retail Limited, a Downstream Marketing Company of NNPC.

Prior to his position as the MD of the Downstream Marketing Company, he was General Manager, Transformation Department, a Think-thank unit of the corporation.

Mr. Farouk Garba Said

He hails from North West and holds the new position of Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services.

He was Group General Manager, Engineering and Technology Division of NNPC.

Mr. Said would be taking over from the present occupier of the office who retires statutorily on 28th June, 2019.

The new appointees have been directed to work with the current occupiers of the various offices by President Buhari till 7th July, 2019 to ensure a smooth transition on 8th July 2019 when their appointments would take effect.