Hans-Hermann Ecke takes charge of RWE Dea’s Egyptian country unit headquartered in Maadi, Cairo.
From June 2009 Hans-Hermann Ecke will be responsible as General Manager for the RWE Dea Egypt Branches. Ecke, who has a doctorate in geology, has been engaged at RWE Dea in various positions since 1986. From 2001 to 2005, Ecke (aged 54) had already been assigned to Cairo as Exploration Manager and Deputy General Manager.
Ecke succeeds Hans-Hermann Andreae, who was appointed to RWE Dea’s Head Office in Hamburg, Germany. He has been stationed in Egypt on behalf of RWE Dea since 2003, initially as General Manager of the Suez Oil Company (SUCO), a joint venture of RWE Dea and the Egyptian state-owned corporation Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), and from 2006 as General Manager for RWE Dea’s Egyptian country organisation.
RWE Dea has been operating in the upstream segment in Egypt since as far back as 1974 and, as operator, can look back on almost three decades of oil production in the Gulf of Suez. In recent years the company made a number of major gas discoveries in Egypt and boosted its activities considerably with the acquisition of additional concessions.
(RWE Dea Press Release)