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ExxonMobil director Udom Inoyo retires from service


ExxonMobil affiliate companies in Nigeria have announced the retirement from the Company of Udom Uko Inoyo, Vice Chairman & Management External Advisor, Upstream Nigeria, after more than 30 years of meritorious service, effective May 1, 2020.

Announcing the retirement in a statement, the Chairman/Managing Director of ExxonMobil Companies in Nigeria, Paul McGrath, said Inoyo’s career with Mobil Producing Nigeria began in 1989, in the HR Administration department, and progressed through a number of Human Resources positions.

These include successful assignments in Mobil Exploration and Production, U.S.; ExxonMobil Inter-America, Coral Gables, Florida, and the Houston, Texas office, where he participated in a staffing study for Africa operations. Thereafter, he undertook supervisory responsibilities at the Compensation & Benefits Center of Expertise in Brussels, Belgium in 2000.


The announcement further stated that upon return to Nigeria in 2001, Inoyo was appointed Manager, HR Policies & Programs, and in 2002, he assumed the position of General Manager, External Relations and member of MPN Leadership Council. In 2004, he was elected to the Board of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited as an Executive Director, and returned to HR in 2006 as the In-Country Head of HR/Executive Director. Inoyo was appointed the Vice Chairman of ExxonMobil companies in Nigeria in 2018.

He served at various times as the Chairman of the Public & Government Affairs and Human Resources Sub-Committees of the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and given his extensive industry experience in people management, was in 2016 elected the National President of Nigeria’s HR professional body, The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM).

In the course of his career, Inoyo has leveraged his Board responsibilities, and various platforms to significantly promote Oil and Gas Projects Resourcing, Influencing, and Public Policy Advocacy, to the overall benefit of the industry and the Country. 

The statement further thanked Inoyo for his many contributions to ExxonMobil and wished him a happy and healthy retirement.


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