Shell has appointed a new Vice President for Nigeria and Gabon. He is Peter Costello and succeeds Markus Droll who assumes a new role of Executive Vice President, Projects in Shell International based in Rijswijk, The Netherlands.
Mr. Costello, an engineer by background has spent over three decades in the oil and gas industry, starting his career in British Gas and working in the UK, India, The Philippines, Thailand and Kazakhstan. He transferred to Shell following the combination with BG in June 2016.
Mr. Droll, also an engineer by background, joined Shell in 1985 and has held a variety of roles in Projects and Front-End Engineering in The Netherlands, Oman and Brunei. He first came to Nigeria in 2006, where he led the Corporate and Commercial Directorate, and then in 2007, became Vice President Technical Africa. From 2009 to 2012 he was Vice President Technical Asia, Upstream International. He was appointed Vice President Nigeria and Gabon in January 2013.
Osagie Okunbor, Chairman of Shell Companies in Nigeria and Managing Director of The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) commented: “We are sad to see Markus go. He has been a partner and friend of Nigeria using the experience from his first Nigeria posting. We also welcome Peter to Nigeria. His vast networks and experience will be very helpful in further consolidating and improving the Shell presence in Nigeria.”