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Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical LLC appoints Mr. Kazutaka Yamato as new General Director

[Nghi Son, Thanh Hoa, Vietnam], [July, 1st, 2024] – Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical LLC (NSRP) today announced the appointment of Mr. Kazutaka Yamato as the new General Director of the company, effective from July 1st, 2024.

Mr. Yamato brings nearly 30 years of extensive experience in the global petroleum and petrochemicals industry to his new role. Prior to joining NSRP, he held senior leadership positions at Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. (IKC) and Idemitsu Vietnam (IKCV) where he successfully drove operational excellence, strategic expansion, and sustainable growth.

In his new role, Mr. Yamato will oversee all aspects of NSRP’s business and operations. He will work closely with the company’s experienced management team to further enhance NSRP’s operational efficiency and drive continuous improvements across the company.

I am honoured to be appointed as the new General Director of Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical LLC,” said Mr. Yamato. “NSRP has established itself as a leading refinery in Vietnam, and I am excited to build upon this strong foundation. Together with our esteemed leadership team and talented employees, we will drive the company’s growth, strengthen its competitive edge, and contribute to the country’s energy security and economic development.”

Mr. Yamato’s appointment comes at a critical time for NSRP, as the company strives to increase the refinery’s operation capacity, improve its corporate governance, restructure its finance, and carry out promising transformational initiatives. His extensive industry expertise and strategic vision will be crucial in guiding NSRP through its next phase of growth and transformation.

About NSRP

NSRP is a joint venture established in 2008, sponsored by Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), Kuwait Petroleum Europe (KPE), Idemitsu Kosan (IKC), and Mitsui Chemicals (MCI). It is located in the Nghi Son Economic Zone in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam.

This largest oil and petrochemical refinery in Vietnam has a processing capacity of 200,000 barrels of crude oil per day (equivalent to 10 million tons per year).

NSRP is a major supplier of refined products to the Vietnamese market. It also exports select petrochemical products to other countries in the region. NSRP is committed to providing its customers with a reliable supply of products at competitive prices.



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