Kiir sacks head of NilePet Machar Achiek
President Salva Kiir has sacked the Nile Petroleum Corporation (NilePet) Managing Director Machar Achiek on Monday. Machar was replaced with James Mathiang Thelweng as the new Managing Director of the state-owned oil company.
Machar Achiek was appointed as the state’s oil firm head in November 2015. The new managing director will also serve as the Secretary to the Nilepet Board of Directors.
James Mathiang worked as Relationship Manager of CfC Stanbic Bank in Juba.
Photo: From left: Then CfC Stanbic Bank Juba Relationship Manager James Mathiang Thelweng, then South Sudan Country Head of CfC Stanbic Bank Victoria Otieno, then South Sudan Minister in the Office of the President Awan Riak, and Juba CfC Stanbic Bank Deputy Branch Manager James Taban. Photo/Daily Nation