Richard Laing replaces Paul McGrath as ExxonMobil Nigeria MD

Richard Laing

RICHARD Laing has been appointed as the new chairman and managing director of the three affiliates of ExxonMobil Nigeria. They are Nigeria Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (Offshore East).

The appointment takes effect from  August 1. Laing replaces Paul McGrath, who has been appointed to vice president of Global Projects for ExxonMobil in Houston, United States of America, after staying in Nigeria for more than three years.

Prior to his appointment, Laing was executive director of oil and gas production and related support groups for all of the ExxonMobil affiliates in Nigeria.

“It is a privilege to lead the ExxonMobil team in Nigeria and build on the work that Paul McGrath has done over the last three years,” said Laing. “I look forward to the work that lies ahead and continuing the company’s outstanding relationships.”

He joined ExxonMobil in 1989 and has held a variety of engineering, planning, safety, and managerial positions in upstream and downstream operations while working in the United Kingdom, Qatar, United States, and Nigeria.

Laing holds a bachelor’s degree in mining and petroleum engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, as well as a master’s in petroleum engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, all in the United Kingdom.

– Aug. 11, 2020 @ 9:55 GMT |

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