Trinidad and Tobago’s sole liquefied natural gas production company, Atlantic LNG, has appointed Nigeria’s Philip Mshelbila as its new chief executive officer.
He succeeds Mr. Nigel Darlow who has been the CEO since 2011 and during his tenure, has strengthened the company’s position as a leading global LNG business.
Atlantic LNG operates four liquefaction units trains with a total capacity of 14.8 million metric tonnes per annum.
Reacting to his appointment, Mshelbila expressed his delight at leading a truly Trinbagonian company that is one of the best-performing LNG companies in the world.
His appointment took effect from Friday, June 1, 2018.
Profile of the new CEO
- Mshelbila has a degree in Human Medicine (MBBS) from the Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria.
- Postgraduate qualification in Occupational & Environmental Medicine from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
- Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the IESE Business School of the University of Navarra, Spain.
- Before joining Shell in 1994 he spent a few years working for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
- His Shell career began in the downstream sector where he spent about 10 years before moving into the midstream Gas & Power business in The Netherlands and Nigeria.
- His previous roles include Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Gas Ltd, Commercial Manager and Project Development Manager in Shell Gas & Power, Private Assistant to the Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell, Regional (Business) Adviser, Shell International, The Netherlands, and Regional Health Manager, Africa.