- 28 Dec 2010
TAQA Appoints General Counsel
Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA), a publicly listed company on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX: TAQA), today announced that it has appointed Steven L. Phillips as General Counsel.Steven will be assuming the General Counsel role for TAQA’s worldwide corporate activities and will oversee the legal departments of the Company’s operational subsidiaries. He will be based in TAQA’s corporate headquarters in Abu Dhabi, UAE.H.E. Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of TAQA, said: “Steven has played an important role for us since joining in 2007 and I look forward to welcoming him to our corporate headquarters in Abu Dhabi where his global energy experience will be extremely valuable in his new role of group General Counsel.”Prior to this new role, Steven was General Counsel for TAQA New World, Inc. in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Steven previously worked for CMS Enterprises Company in Asia and North America from May 1996 through to the acquisition by TAQA of a significant portion of CMS Enterprises’ international power generation assets in 2007.
His principal role at CMS Enterprises Company was the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of energy infrastructure companies and assets, across North America, Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.Steven also worked for Morrison and Foerster LLP, from October 1981 to April 1996, joining as an associate following graduation from University California, Hastings College of the Law, and moving up to the role of partner. Steven is a Member of the California State Bar Association.ENDSContact Information for Media:
TAQA Media Relations, Abu Dhabi
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firstname.lastname@example.orgNOTES TO EDITORSAbout TAQATAQA is a global energy company majority owned by the Abu Dhabi Government and listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
Our activities include oil and gas, power generation and water desalination across five continents. With operations in the UK, the Netherlands and North America, our oil and gas business includes exploration and production, storage and pipelines. We produce over 137,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the North Sea and North America, as well as operating and developing extensive gas storage facilities in the Netherlands.
Our power plants are located in the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, India, the Caribbean and the United States. TAQA is the majority owner in the facilities that provide 98% of the water and electricity requirements in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Established in 2005, our entrepreneurial culture has laid the foundations for long-term sustainable growth building on our commitment to people, safety and the environment.