West Africa-focused oil and gas firm Lekoil Ltd said Friday it has appointed Non-Executive Director Greg Eckersley as interim chief financial officer with effect when the company’s 2018 results are published.

He will be replacing Lisa Mitchell, when will be stepping down after two years in the role since 2017.

Eckersley has been part of Lekoil since 2011, and his most recent executive role was as global head of Internal Equities at the sovereign wealth fund Abu Dhabi Investment Authority for six years since 2013.

Lekoil has started the search to identify candidates for the permanent role of finance head, and is focussing the search on a candidate that will be based mainly in Nigeria.

“The entire board would like to thank Lisa for her service to Lekoil to date and wishes her well in her future career. The board would also like to thank Greg for accepting the position of interim chief financial officer,” said Chair Samuel Adegboyega.

Mitchell will be joining Africa-focused oil and gas firm San Leon Energy PLC with effect on June 30, replacing Ewen Ainsworth who will step down on the same date after three years in the role since 2016.

“We welcome Lisa to the role of chief financial officer and executive director. She brings extensive and varied financial expertise and local Nigerian experience to the company, as we continue to seek growth in San Leon’s value in Africa,” said San Leon Chief Executive Oisin Fanning.

Shares in Lekoil were down 5.0% at 5.88 pence on Friday, while San Leon Energy shares were down 2.6% at 39.69 pence.


Source: Alliance News