• Haitham al-Ghais became Secretary General of the Opec, is poised to succeed the outgoing Mohammed Barkindo later this year

  • Alka Mittal appointed interim chairwoman and managing director of India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), replacing Subhash Kumar

  • Vedanta-owned Cairn Oil & Gas appointed Martyn Smith as its chief operating officer

  • Maurel & Prom appointed Jean-Philippe Hagry as chief operating officer following the retirement of Philippe Corlay
  • Mohamed Hamel became Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF),
  • KP Engineering appointed William Preston as president and chief executive
  • Pedro Aylwin retired from the board of GeoPark without replacement, leaving six directors and increasing the independent board member majority to 66.6%.