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Taqa North appoints new president

Abu Dhabi, September 20, 2012

Taqa North, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa), has appointed Edward LaFehr to the position of president of Taqa North.

He succeeds Frédéric Lesage who has been appointed to the newly created role of chief strategy officer of Taqa. Both appointments are effective starting October 9, the company said in a statement.

LaFehr, currently senior vice president at Talisman Energy (Talisman), will be based in Calgary, Canada and responsible for the company’s North American oil and gas operations. In his present role at Talisman, LaFehr is responsible for the company’s Canadian business with assets across Alberta, Saskatchewan and northeast British Columbia.

Prior to Talisman, LaFehr held a variety of positions with BP in the United States, Egypt, the North Sea and Trinidad and Tobago.

Lesage will be responsible for Taqa’s portfolio alignment and group strategy in his new role based in Abu Dhabi, the statement said. He joined Taqa in 2007 as group vice president of integration and optimisation, before moving to Canada in 2008 as managing director and then President of Taqa North.

While at Taqa North, he successfully consolidated three North American companies acquired by Taqa in 2007 and 2008 into a single exploration and production company, it said.

David Cook, Taqa executive officer and head of oil and gas, said: “LaFehr is a well-rounded senior executive who brings to Taqa leadership and operational experience from large and complex operations in various geographies.” – TradeArabia News Service

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