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PetroChina president appointed China’s National Energy Administration director

Zhang Jianhua, president of PetroChina, is set to be appointed as director of the National Energy Administration.
By Staff reporter 14 November 2018 0 33298

Zhang Jianhua, president of PetroChina, is set to be appointed as director of the National Energy Administration, state-run China Energy News reported on Wednesday.

Zhang will become the first oil industry executive to take the role, which became vacant after previous director Nur Bekri was placed under investigation for alleged corruption.

Zhang joined China National Petroleum Corp., the parent of PetroChina, as director and general manager in July 2016.

He joined PetroChina as a director and vice chairman in October 2016, and...