ExxonMobil has announced the appointment of Shane Harris as the new chairman and managing director of its affiliates in Nigeria: Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Manager of Media and Communications of Mobil Producing Nigeria, Ogechukwu Udeagha, on Monday.
“Harris was assuming the role of lead country manager for ExxonMobil’s three affiliates in Nigeria due to Richard Laing’s retirement. ExxonMobil has appointed Mr Shane Harris as chairman and managing director, and lead country manager of its three affiliates in Nigeria.
“The three affiliates include Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (Offshore East),” he said.
According to him, Laing will be retiring from the company on July 1 after 33 years of service.
Harris said, “It is a privilege to lead the ExxonMobil team in Nigeria and build on the work that Richard Laing has done over the last three years. I look forward to the work that lies ahead and continuing the company’s outstanding relationships.”
Before his appointment, he was the chairman and president of ExxonMobil Exploration and Production, Malaysia Incorporated.
Since joining ExxonMobil in 1998, Harris has carried out different leadership, engineering and business assignments in Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Russia, and the United States.
Harris served as an asset manager for Imperial Oil’s Kearl Oil sands mining asset in Northern Alberta, Canada, and as ExxonMobil’s global drilling technical manager in Houston.
He is Australian and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia.