Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and CNL (the NNPC/CNL JV), has announced the appointment of Mr. Esimaje Brikinn to the position of General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs (PGPA).
Mr. Brikinn replaces Mr. Deji Haastrup, who recently retired from the company after 21 years of distinguished service to CNL and Chevron Corporation. Brikinn has since resumed work in his new position.
Mr. Brikinn, a graduate of 1989 holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Akure and a Master’s degree in Production Engineering (Industrial Engineering) from the University of Benin in 1993. He also holds a certificate in Sustainable Environmental Management from the College of Natural Resources of the University of California, Berkeley.
He joined Chevron Nigeria on April 1, 1996 as an Operator Trainee for the Escravos Gas Project and moved to the Policy, Government and Public Affairs (PGPA) department in year 2000 as a Field Public Affairs Representative, interfacing with community stakeholders in support of field operations and capital projects.
Within PGPA, he has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in Nigeria and the United States in the course of his career. These include: Community Engagement Representative, Government Affairs Representative, Community Engagement Coordinator, Social Performance Advisor, Manager Social Performance & Planning and Area Manager, PGPA West. And as an Area Manager, he provided leadership in planning and executing company’s strategies for stakeholder engagement, social investment and social issues as well as risk management in support of Chevron’s operations and capital projects in the Niger Delta.
According to the Chairman and Managing Director, CNL, Mr. Clay Neff, Esimaje was appointed to the position based on his “demonstrated leadership, breadth of experience and proven ability to build effective relationships with our key stakeholders.”