KYARI, Mele Kolo

Born January 8, 1965
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Maiduguri, Borno state

On June 20, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). By this appointment, Kyari has become the 19th GMD of the state-run oil company. With prerequisite certification and outfield pedigree in Petroleum Economics and crude oil and gas trading and over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, his tour of duty traversed the entire value chain of the petroleum industry.
Gender: Male
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State of Origin: Borno state
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Profession Geologist , Administrator
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Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), June 20, 2019-;

Previous Appointments:

– Well Site Geologist, Directorate of Foods, Roads and Rural Infrastructure (DFRRI), 1987-1988 (NYSC);

– Field Geologist, Nigerian Geological Survey Society, 1988-1991;

– Data Processing Geophysicist, Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), 1991-1998;

– Exploration Geophysicist, Production Sharing Contract (PSC), National Petroleum Investments Management Services (NAPIMS), 1999-2004;

– Abuja Operations Manager, National Petroleum Investments Management Services (NAPIMS), 2004;

– Supervisor, Production Sharing Contract (PSC), Crude Oil Marketing Department (COMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), 2006;

– Head, Production Sharing Contract (PSC), Crude Oil Marketing Department (COMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), 2007;

– Manager, Production Contracts Management, Crude Oil Marketing Department (COMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), 2007-2014;

– Group Chairman, NNPC PENGASSAN (Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria);

– General Manager, Oil Stock Management, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC);

– Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), 2015;

– Nigeria’s National Representative, Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), 2018. He led the OPEC’s economic commission board which was in charge of reviewing the global oil markets.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Government Community Secondary School, Biu, Borno State, 1977-1982; University of Maiduguri, 1982-1987.
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