Vedanta Cairn Oil and Gas appoints Nick Walker as new CEO

Vedanta’s Cairn Oil & Gas on Thursday announced the appointment of Nick Walker as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the company. In a statement, the company said the

appointment is effective January 5. “Before this appointment, Walker was president and chief executive officer at Lundin Energy, one of the leading European independent

E&P companies,” it said. Having worked previously in companies like BP, Talisman Energy and Africa Oil, he has over 30 years of diverse international experience in technical,

commercial and executive leadership roles. Also ReadVedanta’s Barmer block: SC asks govt to consider lower revenue share He will be the sixth CEO of the company since

mining billionaire Anil Agarwal-led group bought the company from Scottish explorer Cairn Energy plc, now known as Capricorn Energy plc, in 2011. Walker comes into Cairn Oil &

Gas after Prachur Sah quit the firm to join Indus Towers Ltd (formerly Bharti Infratel Ltd) as managing director and CEO effective January 3, 2023. Rahul Dhir, the

company’s first CEO who oversaw its listing and development of India’s biggest oil discovery in Rajasthan, quit the company in August 2012. His successor P Elango resigned in May

2014, while the third CEO Mayank Ashar resigned in May 2016. Thereafter, Sudhir Mathur resigned in April 2018. Sah was appointed deputy CEO in October 2020.