President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan to oversee the activities of the Department of Petroleum Resources with immediate effect.
This was contained in a statement issued by the DPR on Monday.
Ladan succeeds George Osahon, whose two-year tenure lapsed on June 19, 2015.
Ladan, who is a Petrochemist by profession, joined DPR on November 23, 1987 as a Senior Analytical Chemist and was deployed to the Safety and Environment Branch under the then Technical Services Division.
He rose through the ranks to occupy various key positions within the organization, including Zonal Operations Controller, DPR Kaduna.
Having attained the rank of Deputy Director, Ladan was appointed Head, Downstream Monitoring and Regulation Division from October 2005 to June 2013.
Thereafter, Ladan was appointed Head, Gas Monitoring and Regulation Division from June 2013 to May 2014 and then Head, Safety, Health and Environment Division from May 2014 until his recent appointment.
Ladan is highly accomplished both professionally and academically.
He is a Fulbright Scholar (Hubert H. Humphrey, North-South Fellow), where he bagged a Certificate in Environmental & Regulatory Policy/Public Affairs June 1991 M.Sc. Petrochemicals and Hydrocarbon Chemistry from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, United Kingdom March 1986 B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria July 1982 West African School Certificate – Federal Government College, Kano June 1978.
He was born on June 24, 1957 and is married with children.