As Mr. Momar Nguer takes over as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Total Nigeria Plc, the company has unveiled plans to vigorously pursue a strategic growth that would register an indelible mark in the downstream business.
The oil marketing company, which is a subsidiary of French energy group, Total, unveiled these plans recently in Lagos, when the top management and friends of the company bid farewell to the former Chairman Board of Directors, Mr. Stanislas Mittleman, who retired from service.
Mittleman was succeeded by Nguer, who pledged to use his experience in African oil marketing business to elevate the company’s market share.
Nguer sought the support and cooperation of the members of staff of the company, and other stakeholders to be able to achieve his vision.
“I will do my best to keep the company flying, because there are challenges ahead and I think we can achieve a strategic growth with full cooperation,” he said.
He said Total believed in Africa and had invested heavily in the continent.
“Our vision in Nigeria is to grow our market share through the quality of staff we parade. The headquarters is supporting Total Nigeria Plc because they truly believe that we have the right people to manage our assets here. One of our strength is our capability to compete favourably. We can compete in whatever environment because we have the right people, once you are satisfied with that, then, you don’t need to fear,” he said.
Friends and members of staff of the company commended Mittleman for his positive impact on the company.
Some of the initiatives of Mittleman’s administration include the introduction of road safety measures targeted at zero accident tolerance in Nigeria, and the successful implementation of the group’s whistle blowing and anti-corruption policies.
Others laudable programmes of Mittleman include the introduction of the diversity and staff development committee and corporate governance committee which has enhanced human resources productivity and improved feminisation policies.
Before his new appointment, Nguer was the Senior Vice President for Africa and Middle East.