By Sue-Ann Wayow
HERITAGE Petroleum Company Ltd is welcoming a new Chief Executive Officer.
Chairman of the Board of Directors Michael Quamina, SC, announced on Monday that Erik Keskula has been selected as the CEO of the state-owned company.
He will be serving as CEO designate for the period June 1 to June 13 and will resume full responsibility when current CEO Arlene Chow retires from the company on June 13.
Quamina said that the Keskula was selected following a rigorous recruitment process which considered candidates locally and internationally.
According to the chairman, Keskula is a “well regarded leader in the international oil and gas industry with over 25 years experience in exploration and production.”
He has functioned in several executive and senior management positions with ConocoPhillips in different regions globally including: President Malaysia, Vice President North Slope Operations, North Slope Development Manager, Vice President Subsurface, Exploration Planning and Portfolio Manager and Seismic Technology Manager.
Keskula also holds a Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Science in Geophysical Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics from the Colorado School of Mines.
Quamina stated, “He brings the right mix of operational, technical, commercial and stakeholder management skills to be the new CEO of Heritage Petroleum Company Ltd. With Erik’s impressive and wide-ranging skills and experience, the Board of Directors is confident in his ability to take Heritage forward.”