Dana Gas, the Middle East’s largest regional private sector natural gas company, has announced the appointment of Richard Hall as Group CEO.
He will join Dana Gas on November 6, 2023. Hall’s appointment follows an extensive executive search process after the announcement of the retirement of Patrick Allman-Ward, the current CEO, who will remain an advisor to the Board.
Hall possesses extensive international experience in the oil and gas sector, boasting a proven track record of leadership and accountability. His expertise lies in cultivating organisational and strategic capabilities, spearheading sustainable energy initiatives, and effectively overseeing daily business operations in various managerial, executive and board roles.
Hall joins from EnQuest, where he has spent the last three years as Chief Operating Officer, and as Managing Director in Malaysia. As Chief Operating Officer he has been responsible for creating and maximising value in the company’s global production and development assets and instrumental in leading the company’s transition into the next phase of new energy.
Previously, Hall held senior roles in the petroleum service sector across various geographies including the Middle East. He was also co-founder and CEO of Malaysia-focused Nio Petroleum; was formerly one of four founders and operations director of the service company UWG Ltd (now known as Acteon); and completed a stint in Dubai as Chairman and CEO of a private equity backed service company operating in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and across the Middle East and Asia before joining EnQuest.
Hamid Jafar, Chairman of the Board of Dana Gas, said: "On behalf of the entire Board and the management team, I extend a warm welcome to Richard Hall as the new CEO of Dana Gas. We are very pleased to have him on board and are confident that his broad and extensive international experience will prove to be an asset for our organisation and are confident that he has the qualifications and skill sets that are needed to drive Dana Gas forward and implement its next phase of development and growth.
“I also want to extend my gratitude to Dr Patrick Allman-Ward, the outgoing CEO, for his dedication, leadership, and contributions to Dana Gas. Under his guidance, the company has achieved significant milestones and maintained its position as a leading player in the regional energy sector.”
Hall said: "I am honoured to join Dana Gas as CEO and lead its exceptional team. Our industry is undergoing significant growth and evolution, and I look forward to working collaboratively with our talented professionals under the auspices of the company’s Board to drive innovation, sustainability, and value creation for our stakeholders. Together, we will continue to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the energy sector."--TradeArabia News Service