Aopi, Togolo, and Constantinou re-elected to Oil Search Board

Papua New Guinean resource industry figures Gerea Aopi, Melchior Togolo, and businessman Sir Kostas Constantinou, have been re-elected as Directors of the Oil Search Board.

During the company’s Annual General Meeting in Port Moresby on Friday, the three men were re-elected by a majority of the company’s shareholders.

Aopi joined the Board as an Executive Director on May 18, 2006 and presently holds the position of Executive General Manager Stakeholder Engagement.

He has substantial public service and business experience in Papua New Guinea, having had a long and distinguished career in government, filling a number of important positions, including Secretary for Finance and Planning and Managing Director of Telikom PNG Ltd.

Sir Kostas joined the Board on April 16, 2002. He is a prominent business figure in Papua New Guinea, holding a number of high level public sector and private sector appointments. 

Mel Togolo joined the Board on October 1, 2016. He has more than 24-years’ experience in the mining industry. He is currently the PNG Country Manager for Nautilus Minerals and prior to that was the head of corporate affairs at Placer Dome Niugini Limited.

Also re-elected to the board were Fiona Harris and Agu Kantsler.

Picture credit: Kennedy Bani

Cedric Patjole