Dana Gas Appoints New CEO

United Arab Emirates-based Dana Gas reported Tuesday that it has appointed a new CEO.

Patrick Allman-Ward will head Dana starting Sept. 1. The firm's previous CEO, Ahmed Al-Arbeed, who retired last year, will remain a member of the company's board.

Allman-Ward is the firm's current general manager for Dana Gas Egypt. He joined the company in 2012 after a career with Shell International. At Shell he held senior management roles as vice-president exploration for Asia-Pacific, CEO of the South Rub Al Khali Company, vice-president of New Business Development in Saudi Arabia and New Ventures Execution Manager for Europe.

Dana Chairman His Excellency Dr Adel Khalid Al-Sabeeh commented in a company statement:

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce Patrick Allman-Ward as the new CEO of Dana Gas. After a detailed search and interview process of many candidates, we are confident we have found the right person.

"Patrick Allman-Ward brings deep industry experience, invaluable knowledge of our business and a proven record running the Dana Gas team in Egypt and developing strong relationships with government authorities.

"Patrick will be focused on driving our next phase of growth in Egypt, the UAE and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq as we prepare to expand into new areas throughout the Middle East-North Africa region.”

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