Tue. Sep 21st, 2021

Dr. Samba Seye appointed new Managing Director, Total Nigeria Plc

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Victoria Ogunrinde

Total Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Dr Samba Seye as her new Managing Director.


Dr Seye is replacing the immediate past Managing Director, Mr Imrane Barry, who has been reassigned to TotalEnergies SE Headquarters in Paris. 

This was contained in a statement issued by Total Nigeria Plc for the investing public and sent to the Nigerian Exchange Limited and signed by its Company Secretary/Executive General Manager, Bunmi Popoola-Mordi, on August 31, 2021.


According to Popoola-Mordi, Seye, who is a thorough-bred professional with experience across several countries, will have his appointment take effect from Wednesday, September 1, 2021.


The statement partly reads, ‘’We write to formally notify the investing public and the Nigerian Exchange Limited that the Board of Directors of Total Nigeria Plc has approved the appointment of Dr. Samba Seye as the Managing Director of Total Nigeria Plc.


‘’He replaces Mr. Imrane Barry who has been reassigned to TotalEnergies SE Headquarters in Paris. Dr. Seye is a thorough-bred professional with experience across several countries. His appointment takes effect from Wednesday, September 1, 2021.’’


Seye holds a doctorate in fluid mechanics from the University of Sciences and Techniques of Lille, France, where he worked as an assistant lecturer from 1990 until 1993.

He joined Shell, working in various capacities, before joining Total Marketing and Services in 2014 as a Project Manager in the Strategy Department.


In 2015, he was appointed Deputy Executive Vice-President, West Africa, a position he held until his appointment as Vice- President Specialties/General Trade Total MS /Africa, in 2016. Thereafter, he was appointed Executive Vice-President West Africa, Total MS /Africa, in 2017.

He has been a member of the TotalEnergies SE Ethics Committee since 2019.

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