New COO elected at Wintershall Dea

Oil and gas company Wintershall Dea has appointed a new chief operating officer (COO) of the company.

Dawn Summers; Image: Wintershall Dea

Wintershall Dea said on Tuesday that it had named Dawn Summers as the new COO and that she would be appointed to the executive board.

As a COO, she will be responsible for the business units in Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, UK and Denmark, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, and UAE as of June 1, 2020.

Summers has more than 25 years of extensive international experience in the gas and oil industry and has worked for BP, Genel Energy, Origin Energy, and Beach Energy, among others.

For the last two years, she served as the COO of Australian oil and gas producer Beach Energy. Before that, she was the COO responsible for the integrated gas division of the Australian company Origin Energy from 2016 to 2018 and head of HSE, operations and developments at Genel Energy from 2013 to 2015.

For the first 20 years of her career, Summers held a variety of leadership roles at BP. These include VP of organizational capability for global operations, HSE & engineering, sector leadership organizational change lead, BP Macondo crisis response project general manager and several operational, engineering and project leadership positions in Houston, London, Azerbaijan, and the North Sea region.

Wintershall Dea CEO Mario Mehren said: “We are very pleased that Dawn will join Wintershall Dea. She will strengthen the management team and the company with her extensive international and operational experience on our way to further profitable growth.”

Regarding her appointment, Summers stated: “I am excited to be joining Wintershall Dea as COO. The world is changing, the journey to a more sustainable future has begun. Together we have a great opportunity to build a solid business that will help shape the future.”


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