PetroChina Appoints Wang Donjin as Company President

China's largest oil and gas firm PetroChina Company Limited announced that its board of directors has appointed Wang Donjin to replace Zhou Jiping as president of the company.

"The Board is pleased to announce that Wang Dongjin was appointed as the president of the Company. The above appointment took effect July 28. Zhou Jiping ceased to hold the position of the president of the Company from the same day, and only remained in the position of the chairman of the Board," PetroChina said in a press release.

Wang, aged 51, was deputy general manager at China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), a position he assumed in September 2008. Prior to that, he was Assistant to the General Manager of CNPC and deputy chairman and general manager of China National Oil & Gas Exploration and Development Corporation (CNOGEDC).

The new president of Petrochina also had a spell working oncurrently as general manager of CNPC International (Kazakhstan) Ltd. as well as Aktobe Oil and Gas Co, Ltd. Wang, who has a doctorate in engineering, has over 30 years of working in China’s oil and gas industry, 16 of which were related to international business.

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