Azonto Appoints Gert-Jan Smulders as Technical Director

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 3/19/2014, Location: Not categorized

Azonto Petroleum Ltd announces the appointment of Mr. Gert-Jan Smulders as Technical Director, effective from early May 2014.

Mr. Smulders (aged 46), who will be based in London, joins from Tullow Oil where he spent eight years in a range of positions with a primary focus on West Africa. He gained a BSc and MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College and spent fourteen years with Shell, holding various management positions in Brazil before becoming Project Manager in Nigeria.

He joined Tullow Oil plc in 2006 as General Manager of Bangladesh and became Interim General Manager in Ghana in 2008. Since 2009, he has been based in London, first as Group Engineering & Production Manager and most recently as North & Central West Africa Development Manager where he played an active part in the evaluation of acquisition opportunities across West Africa ranging from exploration through to development opportunities.

Commenting on this announcement, Azonto's Managing Director, Mr. Rob Shepherd said:

“We are delighted to announce Mr. Smulder’s appointment as Technical Director. He brings a wealth of industry experience to Azonto and further strengthens our team with his technical knowledge and skillset. In particular, his experience in developing discoveries through to production in West Africa will be invaluable to the Company as we look to move forward from Azonto’s current base.”


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