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Cornelius Zegelaar

Senior VP & Managing Director Nigeria
Addax Petroleum Corporation


Mr Zegelaar joined Addax Petroleum in July 2011 as Managing Director of Addax Petroleum Development (Nigeria) Ltd (APDNL). Mr Zegelaar has an extensive international experience in the oil and gas industry. He started his career with Schlumberger and subsequently joined Shell where he held various positions in both technical areas (Production Technologist, Operations Manager) and Human Resources (International Recruitment Manager, Manager Shell Learning Center), before moving into Senior Management roles. From 2002 to 2005, he worked as Vice-President EP in Venezuela and from 2005 to 2010, as General Manager of SPDC Nigeria, in Warri. Mr Zegelaar is very familiar with Nigeria as his career in this country covers more than 11 years. Mr Zegelaar is a Dutch citizen. He holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering and graduated from INSEAD.

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Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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