John Hofmeister appointed chairman of Erin Energy
The appointment will be effective the day immediately following Erin Energy’s annual meeting of shareholders, expected to take place in late-May 2016, when current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kase Lawal, has decided to retire as an officer and director.
Mr. Hofmeister has also held key executive leadership positions at General Electric, Nortel, and Allied Signal (now Honeywell International) and currently serves on the boards of Hunting, plc and Applus Services SA. He is also a member of the National Petroleum Council in Washington, D.C.
The Company also announced the appointment of its current Chief Operating Officer, Segun Omidele, as CEO.
Like Mr. Hofmeister, Mr. Omidele will assume the role following the Company’s Annual Meeting in May, starting an orderly leadership transition over the next three months.
Mr. Omidele, a 36-year exploration and production professional, has been with the Company since 2011. He also served as Senior Vice President for Exploration and Production for Allied Energy Corporation from 2008 to 2011.
Prior to Allied Energy, Mr. Omidele held various senior technical and management positions with Shell Oil companies in Nigeria, UK and USA for more than 28 years. ■