Following rumors and speculation regarding who will take over the role of Vice-President for oil & Gas production at the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), Egypt Oil & Gas’s sources have confirmed that Eng. Abed Ezz El Regal, President of Tanmeya Petroleum Company, has been appointed for the position.

Eng. Ezz EL Regal will take over from Eng. Ali Meera, his predecessor in the position, after several oil production company managers were tipped for the role.

In related news, the EGPC has taken a decision to appoint Hisham Ateya Vice-President of the EGPC for company regulation, replacing Eng. Mohammed Bakr.

A number of EGPC employees had requested that the positions of EGPC Vice-President be filled from within the corporation itself, owing to the long time span required for outsiders to learn and adapt to the workings of the organization.

Eng. Amin Abd El Monsef had been a popular potential replacement for Eng. Ali Meera. Employees cited the need for stability in the vital petroleum sector as their reasoning for favoring Eng. Abd El Monsef.