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The latest appointments are in line with company strategy, as the group expands its operational footprint in the African E&P sector. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Africa-focused oil & gas production, development and exploration group, Tende Energy, has undergone a management reshuffle with the appointment of Mark Henderson as the chief executive officer of Tende Energy North Africa 

Henderson has been associated with Tende Energy since 18 December 2017, when he was working as a chief financial officer in the company. 

He will be stepping down from the board to focus on the company’s North African operations, where he has been leading a Tunisian team to build its onshore activities. Over the last six months, he and his team are also working to tap into the potential of offshore operations in the region. Tende Energy has set an example in the Tunisian upstream by introducing an exclusively Tunisian crew and support team

Besides concentrating on the assets in Tunisia that were acquired last year, Henderson will continue to work on the Anglo Tunisian Oil and Gas business as well. 

His previous position as the chief financial officer will be taken over by John McMurtrie, who brings in more than 20 years of experience in the E&P sector.

Previously, as a CFO with the UK-based Cornerstone Resources Group, McMurtrie worked on the execution of the Petrogas farm-in to the Abbey development and Baker exploration prospects in the Southern North Sea.

Advancing asset transactions in Angola

Jack Pryde, chairman, Tende Energy, said, “The latest appointments are in line with our strategy, as the group expands its operational footprint in the African E&P sector. Mark and his team will continue to achieve further critical mass with the group’s onshore and offshore assets in Tunisia, building on the achievements since taking control in Summer 2023. John brings additional sector experience to our management team, having worked at senior financial management level in the listed E&P sector for the last decade. He is experienced in asset and company farm-in/out transactions. This will come to the fore as we get closer to completing our asset transactions in Angola and move onto the listing of the company’s shares on the London stock market.”