Abu Dhabi National Energy Company appointed David Cook as the new executive officer and head of TAQAs global upstream division. Cook spent his early career in exploration and production operations in North America, Europe and the former Soviet Republics after completing his PhD in Geological Sciences at Michigan State University. He has spent more than 20 years with BP, TNK BP and Amoco and also sat on the board of directors for 3 BP Rosneft JV. Most recently, Cook was the vice president and commercial director of BP Russia. In his new role, he will be based at TAQAs corporate headquarters in Abu Dhabi, reporting directly to CEO, Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi and GM, Carl Sheldon.