The Federal Government of Nigeria in a memorandum dated June 19, 2015 has appointed Mr. Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan to oversee the activities of the Department of Petroleum Resources with immediate effect.
Mr. Ladan who is a Petrochemist by profession joined DPR on November 23, 1987 as a Senior Analytical Chemist and was deployed to the Safety & Environment Branch under the then Technical Services Division. He has since risen through the ranks to occupy various key positions within the organization, including Zonal Operations Controller, DPR Kaduna.
Having attained the rank of Deputy Director, he was appointed Head, Downstream Monitoring & Regulation Division October 2005 – June 2013. Thereafter, he was appointed Head, Gas Monitoring & Regulation Division June 2013 – May 2014. And then Head, Safety, Health & Environment Division May 2014 until his recent appointment.
Mr. Ladan is highly accomplished both professionally and academically;
Fulbright Scholar (Hubert H. Humphrey, North-South Fellow) where he bagged a Certificate in Environmental & Regulatory Policy / Public Affairs June 1991
M.Sc. Petrochemicals & Hydrocarbon Chemistry from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology, United Kingdom March 1986
B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria July 1982
West African School Certificate – Federal Government College, Kano June 1978
He was born on the 24th of June 1957 and is married with children.
Ladan succeeds Mr. George Osahon whose 2-year tenure lapsed on Friday June 19, 2015.