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Edward LaFehr new president of TAQA North

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – TAQA North, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC, has appointed Edward LaFehr to the position of president, effective October 9, 2012.[break]


Mr. LaFehr, currently Senior Vice President at Talisman Energy, will be responsible for the company’s North American oil and gas operations. In his present role at Talisman, he is responsible for the company’s Canadian business with assets across Alberta, Saskatchewan and northeast British Columbia.

Prior to Talisman, Mr. LaFehr held a variety of positions with BP in the United States, Egypt, the North Sea and Trinidad and Tobago. He holds a Master of Science in Geophysics from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines.

Mr. LaFehr joined TAQA in 2007 as Group Vice President, Integration and Optimisation, before moving to Canada in 2008 as Managing Director and then President of TAQA North. While at TAQA North, Mr. LaFehr successfully consolidated three North American companies acquired by TAQA in 2007 and 2008 into a single exploration and production company.

Mr. LaFehr is succeeding Frédéric Lesage who has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Strategy Officer of TAQA.

Mr. Lesage has practiced law for several years at a leading Canadian law firm, where he specialized in Labour and Employment Law and where one of his main clients was Esso. He has also worked as Senior Consultant for McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in operational improvement and cultural integration projects.

Mr. Lesage joined TAQA in February 2007 as Group Vice - September 19, 2012, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – TAQA North, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC, has appointed Edward LaFehr to the position of president, effective October 9, 2012.

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Mr. LaFehr, currently Senior Vice President at Talisman Energy, will be responsible for the company’s North American oil and gas operations. In his present role at Talisman, he is responsible for the company’s Canadian business with assets across Alberta, Saskatchewan and northeast British Columbia.

Prior to Talisman, Mr. LaFehr held a variety of positions with BP in the United States, Egypt, the North Sea and Trinidad and Tobago. He holds a Master of Science in Geophysics from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines.

Mr. LaFehr joined TAQA in 2007 as Group Vice President, Integration and Optimisation, before moving to Canada in 2008 as Managing Director and then President of TAQA North. While at TAQA North, Mr. LaFehr successfully consolidated three North American companies acquired by TAQA in 2007 and 2008 into a single exploration and production company.

Mr. LaFehr is succeeding Frédéric Lesage who has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Strategy Officer of TAQA.

Mr. Lesage has practiced law for several years at a leading Canadian law firm, where he specialized in Labour and Employment Law and where one of his main clients was Esso. He has also worked as Senior Consultant for McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in operational improvement and cultural integration projects.

Mr. Lesage joined TAQA in February 2007 as Group Vice-President, Integration & Optimization and moved to Abu Dhabi with his wife. After working closely with the management teams of Northrock, Pioneer, and PrimeWest on the integration of these organizations into TAQA NORTH, he was offered the Managing Director’s role.

 LATEST MOVES FROM Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – TAQA North, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC, has appointed Edward LaFehr to the position of president, effective October 9, 2012.[break]


Mr. LaFehr, currently Senior Vice President at Talisman Energy, will be responsible for the company’s North American oil and gas  


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