SEPLAT ENERGY Plc has appointed Mr. Basil Omiyi as the company’s new independent non-executive chairman, effective immediately.
Omiyi’s appointment followed a thorough assessment of internal and external candidates and was approved after a unanimous vote by all directors of Seplat Energy, in compliance with the Companies and Allied Matters Act in Nigeria (CAMA).
Mr. Omiyi was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 22 March 2013. He is Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and a Member of both the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination and Establishment Committee.
He has held the position of chairman and managing director of Michael-Philips Nigeria Limited since 2011. Most of his career was at Royal Dutch Shell where he spend 40 years in various roles both in Nigeria and Europe, including Head of Production Technology, Chief Petroleum Engineer, managing director of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, and ultimately country chairman of Shell Companies, Nigeria.