Shell Appoints Elohor Aiboni As First Female MD

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Elohor Aiboni. Photo credit: Google

Elohor Aiboni has been named as Managing Director of Shell’s Nigeria deep water business, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, which took effect from 1st August 2021.

This was announced in a statement released on Sunday which described Aiboni as the first female to lead the group in its over 60 years of operations in Nigeria.

The statement revealed that Aiboni succeeds Bayo Ojulari who retired July 31, 2021, after 5 years as MD and over 30 years at Shell.

Until her appointment, Shell stated that Aiboni was the Bonga Asset manager responsible for overseeing end-to-end production delivery for Nigeria’s pioneer deep-water Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel, Bonga, an offshore asset that had produced over 900 million barrels of oil since it began operations in 2005.

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The Senior Vice President of Shell for Nigeria, Mamo de Jong, said, “Elohor’s appointment is a product of diligence, competence and commitment to the Shell ideals and core values amidst our strong focus on diversity and inclusion.

“We take pride in our intention of being one of the most diverse and inclusive organisations in the world, and focus on further improving inclusion and representation in critical areas including gender,” Jong added.

Aiboni joins over 300 women in senior leadership position in the Shell group which represents more than 31% of executive positions in the leading global energy company.

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