Søren Gath Hansen will step down as Group Executive Vice President and CEO for E&P. His successor is David B. Cook who comes from a position as Executive Officer and Head of Oil & Gas at the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, TAQA. Søren Gath Hansen will continue in DONG Energy as head of the group's Quality, Health, Safety and Environment activities (QHSE).
Søren Gath Hansen said, "I have worked for DONG Energy for more than 30 years and throughout the past 12 years I have had the privilege to head the build-up of the oil and gas business which has become a strong player in the North Sea with a daily production of more than 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent. I have recently turned 60 and I have now reached a point in my life where I feel it is the right time to hand over the challenging job as CEO of the E&P business to my successor. I have a great passion for safety and environment and I am looking forward to spending all my energy in supporting DONG Energy's positive progress in this area."