TOTAL Nigeria Plc has organised a send-forth party in honour of Alexis Vovk, out-going managing director of the company for his dedication and hardwork for 23 years in the company. Total Nigeria also used the opportunity to welcome Jean-Philippe Torres, the new managing director, on April 13, at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.
This heartwarming occasion was well attended by members of the board of directors, staff, partners, customers, media and other invited guests. Amongst the Tributes to Vovk were those of Prince Jeff Nnamani on behalf of the executive committee of the company, Olabisi Uwaoma, Innocent Aimiator, and former members of the company’s executive committee Chibueze Anyafulu and Koleade Adegunle.
Rabiu AbdulMutalib, general manager, HSEQ, who gave the citation of Vovk, noted that he Joined Total 23 years ago in the United Kingdom, UK, and have since worked in seven countries. He also highlighted how his dynamic leadership was instrumental in reinforcing the company’s position as leader in the downstream oil and gas industry.
A key highlight of the event includes a video presentation of Vovk’s achievements which illustrated his accomplishments across the various business segments some of which include the successful launch of the 1st Total solar service-station fully powered by SunPower in Africa and Middle-East; Total service station, Onigbagbo on June 12, 2014, and Western Avenue being the first in Nigeria to be certified to ISO 14001: 2004 Standard by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON; diversification of the SFS section of the business to improve revenue and value offerings to customers; major lubricant partnerships with TATA Motors, Sany Motors Nigeria and KIA Motors; and elimination of work at heights for tank demolition activities.
The company expresses deep appreciation to Vovk for his visionary and dynamic leadership which reinforced the company’s position as leader in its industry and wish Torres a successful tenure as he steers this distinguished company towards sustainable growth and increased profitability.
Vovk expressed deep gratitude to staff, management and key stakeholders for their immense contribution to the company’s success and growth in these past years while enjoining their continued support to the new managing director. Thereafter, Torres was formally introduced amidst cheers and well wishes by the distinguished audience as he was handed the key of office by his predecessor. He recognised and appreciated the many achievements of the company under the leadership of Vovk.
— Jun 6, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT