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Dr. Andre Kostelnik

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Dr. Andre Kostelnik
Country Manager, ExxonMobil Angola
Speaker 2020

Biography

Andre Kostelnik is the General Manager and Lead Country Manager for ExxonMobil’s businesses in Angola since his appointment in January 2018. In June of this year, Andre was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of ACEPA (Association of Exploration and Production Companies in Angola).

A native of Texas, Andre holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas.

Andre began his career with ExxonMobil in 1998. Following his start as a drilling engineer, he has performed various technical, commercial, and operations leadership roles in Drilling, Planning, and Production for ExxonMobil’s Upstream

Division and also spent over 2 years in crude trading for ExxonMobil’s Downstream Division. Andre has worked 11 years of his career outside his home country of the United States with assignments in Malaysia, Australia, and Angola. The diversity of work and experiences with respect to responsibilities, geographies, and cultures over his more than 20 year career has provided Andre a broad understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the Oil and Gas Industry.