Chevron Appoints Itsekiri-Born Brikinn As GM, PGPA, As Haastrup Retires
Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, has appointed Itsekiri-born, Esimaje Onoritsebawor Brikinn as General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs (PGPA).
Brikinn is replacing Mr. Deji Haastrup, who recently retired after 21 years of meritorious service to the establishment.
Chevron’s Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Clay Neff, in a statement said Brikinn was appointed to the position based on his “demonstrated leadership, breadth of experience and proven ability to build effective relationships with our key stakeholders.”
Brikinn has since resumed work in his new position.
Brikinn received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Akure in 1989 and a Master’s degree in Production Engineering (Industrial Engineering option) 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.
As Area Manager, he provided leadership in planning and executing Company’s strategies for stakeholder engagement, social investment and social issues plus risk management in support of Chevron’s operations and capital projects in the Niger Delta.
Meanwhile, National Association of Itsekiri Graduates, NAIG in a statement made available to news men on Tuesday through its President, Comrade Collins Oritsetimeyin Edema, commended the management of Chevron for appointing one of their own, Brikinn as the new General Manager of PGPA.