April 16, 2024

Dorman Long announces Chris Ijeli, as new MD, Engr. Agunbiade, as Non-Executive Director

Oredola Adeola

Dorman Long Engineering, a leading Oilfield Equipment, Structural Steel, Marine Structures Engineering, and Fabrication Company in West Africa, has announced the appointment of Engr. Chris Ijeli, as its new Managing Director.

The announcement was made during a press conference at the company’s head office in Lagos on Tuesday,

The company emphasised that the new MD and Non-Executive Director are expected to lead the company to the next frontier and drive Nigeria’s energy transition to create massive jobs.

According to the company, Engr Ijeli comes with a proven track record of driving growth and innovation in the engineering sector.

He is expected to play a key role in furthering the company’s commitment to local content and infrastructural development.

It further said, “Engr. Chris comes to Dorman Long Engineering with a laudable background and a wealth of experience that will propel the company to greater heights in the steel engineering and fabrication industry.

“With over 38 years of experience in project management and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) for oil and gas, manufacturing and heavy industry, he will undertake full responsibility for the leadership and development of Dorman Long’s operations across the continent.

Engr. Chris Ijeli, in his official statement after the confirmation said he was honoured and humbled to take on the mantle as Managing Director, joining what he described as an exceptional team at Dorman Long Engineering.

He said, “Dorman Long has established itself as a pioneering force in the engineering industry with a solid legacy of excellence.

“I look forward to building upon its rich heritage and working together to deliver innovative and cutting-edge solutions to clients, whilst exploring new opportunities for growth.”

EnergyDay gathered that Engr. Chris in his previous roles, successfully envisioned and executed projects worth over USD 1.5 billion, transforming the face of infrastructure and driving the national and economic development of the nation.

Dr Timi Austen-Peters, Chairman, Dorman Long Engineering, expressing the management and board enthusiasm for the new phase, said, “Engr. Chris’s enthusiasm for embracing innovative technologies will be instrumental in driving Dorman Long’s continued growth and market leadership.

“Under his guidance, we are confident that the company will undoubtedly scale new heights, build on our strong foundations, and create lasting value for all stakeholders and the nation.

“We have been a partner in the development and progress of Nigeria from independence and it remains our mission to continue being a partner in the evolution and development of Nigeria,” Chairman, Dorman Long Engineering said

Engr. (Dr) Babajide Agunbiade, was also confirmed as Dorman Long new Independent Non-Executive Director on its board.

Engr.Agunbiade, who is also the CEO of Alpha Energy Resources, a diversified conglomerate with interests in offshore production and mining, is one of the world’s leading offshore production experts.

EnergyDay gathered that Agunbiade is also one of only 13 subject matter experts globally in Subsea production systems.

Dorman Long in the statement further said, “The new independent Non-Executive Director, brings decades of experience to his new role in which he will continue to support Dorman Long’s focus on making a substantial impact not only on the industry but in the communities in which it operates, and beyond.

The Management therefore stated that with the appointment of two esteemed experts driving and supporting strategic growth and development, Dorman Long Engineering is poised to remain at the forefront of the engineering industry.

Dorman Long has, since its establishment in 1949, remained committed to furthering the growth of the engineering sector in Nigeria and the sub-Saharan African region.

The engineering company is a leading indigenous oilfield equipment, structural steel, marine structures engineering and fabrication company.

The company focuses on oil and gas (onshore and offshore), telecommunications, manufacturing, and power industries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dorman Long Engineering has been a major contributor to Nigeria’s industrial and infrastructure development.