Independent Project Analysis (IPA) appointed Rolando Gächter as director of Middle East Development. He will be based out of IPA’s Reading, UK, office. Gächter has more than 2 decades of experience working with IPA clients worldwide. He led large-scale project system and individual capital project evaluations for state-owned companies and independent operators in the Middle East. He was the main point of contact for IPA’s exploration and production industry clients in the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region from 2011 to 2015, and led IPA’s Asia-Pacific operations after that, managing offices in Singapore and Melbourne, Australia. He returned to the EMEA region in late 2018.