Meet Maikanti Kacalla Baru, NNPC’s New GMD


Many people do not know the newly appointed Group managing director of the NNPC, Maikanti Kacalla Baru. Here is his profile as seen online via:

Dr. M. K. Baru attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in Kaduna State of Nigeria; where he obtained Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) with a first class honors. He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical engineering.

The presidency has appointed Dr. Maikanti Baru as newly constituted board Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) replacing Dr. Ibe Kachikwu. Until his appointment, Dr. Maikanti Baru was the Group Executive Director, Exploration & Production of the corporation.

Before his Recent appointment Dr. Baru had worked in various capacities in both the Upstream and Downstream Sectors of NNPC. These includes Group General Manager of Greenfield Refinery Projects, Managing Director of Hyson, Executive Director of Nigerian Gas Company (NGC), General Manager – Gas Division of NAPIMS, Manager – Operations, Procurement Management Services and Manager – Engineering for National Engineering and Technical Company Limited (NETCO).Dr-Maikanti-Baru-GED-Exploration-Production

During his initial stint with NAPIMS which spanned from July 1993 to July 1999, Dr. Baru executed several Gas projects which are utilizing billions of standard cubic feet of gas per day.

Several other ongoing projects were also conceptualized under his care. He planned the projects that would ensure flare-out by 2008 and made huge savings while overseeing the Joint Venture Gas Projects.

He was also the NNPC’s Chief Technical Negotiator on the West African Gas Pipeline project from July 1999 to April 2004.

Baru will be taking over from Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as the new GMD of NNPC. Kachikwu had acted as the GMD of NNPC since the Buhari government took power last year. Kachikwu will remain the minister of state for petroleum resources and also the chairman of the NNPC board.



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