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%.
Fresh faces for Opec, ONGC and Cairn Oil & Gas
Editor's note: US District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon dismissed the litigation against the owners of Mariner Shipyard in April 2010.