Biography and Profile Of Mele Kyari, New GMD Of NNPC

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Mr Mele Kolo Kyari, as the new Group Managing Director (GMD) of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Mr Kyari until his appointment was the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD) of the corporation, and also doubled as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC since 13th May 2018.

Biography Of Mele Kyari

A geologist by profession, Mr Kyari who hails from Borno state, succeeds the incumbent GMD, Maikanti Baru, who is due for retirement from the NNPC next month.

He is the 19th GMD of the National Oil Company and boasts of a profile of professional and service credentials

A crude oil marketer with prerequisite certification and outfield pedigree in Petroleum Economics and crude oil and gas trading, Mr Kyari has in the last 27 years, traversed the entire value chain of the Petroleum Industry.

Mr Kyari holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Geology and Earth Science from the University of Maiduguri in 1987.

He did his National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) with the Directorate of Foods, Roads and Rural Infrastructure (DFRRI) between 1987 and 1988.

Mr Kyari worked with the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency between 1988 and 1991, before joining the NNPC subsidiary, Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL), where he worked as a Seismic Data Processing Geophysicist in the Data Processing Department.

Profile Of Mele Kyari

1988 – Nigerian Geological Survey Agency

1991 – Integrated Data Services Limited (NNPC subsidiary) – Seismic Data Processing Geophysicist

1998 – National Petroleum Investments Management Services (NAPIMS) – Exploration Geophysicist Production Sharing Contract (PSC)

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018 – National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, (OPEC)

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