Paul McGrath has been appointed as lead country manager and chairman, board of directors, Esso Exploration Nigeria Limited (EEPNL) and Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) effective March 1, 2017.
The appointment follows the retirement of Nolan O'Neal as lead country manager, chairman, Board of Directors, Esso Exploration Nigeria Limited (EEPNL) and Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN), after 34 years of service in the company.
Nolan joined ExxonMobil in 1983 and supervised various projects such as projects and reservoir engineering, research and facilities, as well as Gas Marketing. Nolan also served as general manager, Operations Technical Surface (MPN) and as division manager, Upstream Research Company in 2007. In 2010, he was appointed the global new operations manager. Nolan returned to Nigeria in 2012 as deputy production manager and was appointed into the Board as executive director. In 2014, he was appointed the lead country manager and chairman, board of directors, MPN and EEPNL, positions he held until his retirement.
Paul joined ExxonMobil in 1999 and has held a variety of technical and managerial positions in upstream and downstream operations while working in the United Kingdom, Korea, Qatar, Australia and the United States.