Shell has announced the appointment of Ralph Gbobo as the new Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Gas Limited (SNG), effective from July 1, 2023. Ralph takes over the position from Ed Ubong, who has assumed a new role within the Shell group.
Before this appointment, Ralph was the Manager of Commercial and Non-Operated Venture at Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, where he also acted as the Shell Shareholders Representative for seven SPDC onshore non-operated venture assets. With extensive experience in the oil and gas industry, Ralph brings valuable expertise to his new role at SNG, which operates as part of the Shell Energy business line in Nigeria.
Markus Hector, the General Manager of Shell Energy Nigeria, expressed confidence in Ralph’s capabilities, stating that his appointment is a testament to his diligence, competence, and commitment to Shell’s core values. Hector added that Ralph’s primary responsibility would be to lead SNG and ensure the safe delivery of its domestic gas growth objectives. The company emphasized Ralph’s passion for unlocking the domestic gas-to-energy value chain to support Nigeria’s economic development.
In response to his appointment, Ralph expressed humility and determination to foster innovation, drive sustainable growth, and create shared value for all stakeholders. He highlighted the importance of collaboration in advancing the energy sector, empowering communities, and achieving exceptional performance. Ralph firmly believes in working towards a cleaner and promising energy future for Nigeria.
With the appointment of Ralph Gbobo as the new Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Gas Limited aims to continue its commitment to delivering reliable and cleaner energy solutions to businesses in Nigeria, while actively contributing to the country’s economic progress.