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LNG 2023 - Vancouver 

10-13 July 2023
Vancouver Convention Centre
B.C. Canada

Chevron and Qatar Energy


LNG 2023

Mele Kolo Kyari

Mele Kolo Kyari

Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
Mr. Mele Kyari was appointed the 19th Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in July 2019 and transitioned to become the Group CEO following the incorporation of NNPC ltd. He joined NNPC in 1991 and has served in various roles within the Corporation. In 2015, Mr. Kyari was appointed Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division, where he  made  a positive impact for NNPC and Nigeria with outstanding achievements that include optimally securing Federation entitlements from production/fiscal arrangements and resolution of various disputes on PSCs. He also successfully managed the Direct Sales and Direct Purchase (DSDP) arrangement of petroleum products to ensure energy security. From championing EITI and Open Government Partnership principles, promoting the passage of the Petroleum Industry Act and driving the transition to NNPC Ltd, declaring the Corporation’s first profit in its 44-year history and resolving the decade-long PSC disputes to unlocking the deepwater, introducing cost discipline, rehabilitating ailing refineries and other critical downstream infrastructure, deepening domestic gas utilization,  public disclosure of NNPC accounts, the first in the Corporation’s history, Mr. Kyari has championed Transparency and Accountability and Performance Excellence. Other achievements include rallying shareholders to take the FID for NLNG Train 7, transforming the Corporation into a world-class organisation and leading concerted efforts in driving environmental policies for cleaner energy. Aside from being  a Fellow of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (FNAPE), Mr. Kyari is also Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting (OPEC) Economic Commission Board (ECB). 

  • Qatar
  • Chevron