Ex-exec at Schlumberger will head Argentina's YPF

BUENOS AIRES Fri May 4, 2012 5:58pm EDT

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BUENOS AIRES May 4 (Reuters) - A former executive at Schlumberger Ltd, the world's largest oilfield services company, will run Argentina's newly expropriated energy company YPF, President Cristina Fernandez said on Friday.

The executive, Miguel Gallucio, is an engineer who led the integrated project manager unit of Schlumberger. Fernandez made the announcement after signing into law a bill to take over a majority stake in YPF from Spain's Repsol.

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