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Tullow replaces Kenyan boss Martin Mbogo, announces reduction of the local team


Tullow has announced the exit of its country managing director Martin Mbogo in its latest reorganisation of the British oil firm.

“Martin has served Tullow with diligence and dedication and received numerous prestigious awards, including the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) for pioneering work in Kenya’s oil and gas sector,” said Tullow in a statement released on Thursday, September 17.

Mbogo will exit the company at the end of the year on December 31, 2020, having served the oil company for a decade.

Highlights of Mbogo’s leadership includes championing capacity building and local content at national and community levels and overseeing the first-ever crude oil export cargo out of East Africa last year.

In his stead, Tullow has appointed Madhan Srinivasa, who is currently Tullow Kenya’s Asset Director. His appointment takes effect immediately.

“Madhan has over 27 years of O&G experience and has worked on Project Oil Kenya for the past six years.

The firm also said it will reduce its team in Kenya over the coming months once a comprehensive review of operations is compiled.

“Tullow Kenya announces that it is making a series of changes to its organisation in Nairobi and London as part of wider changes to the Tullow Oil group globally and following the recent extension of its licence in Kenya. These changes will allow Tullow to work effectively with its Joint Venture Partners on its previously announced comprehensive review of the Project Oil Kenya development concept to ensure that it will be robust at low oil prices,” said Tullow Chief Executive Officer, Rahur Dhir.

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