Total Removes First Female MD, Elisabeth Proust

Yemisi Izuora
The Board Of Directors of Total E&P Nigeria has named Mr. Nicolas Terraz as Managing Director/Chief Executive of Total E&P Nigeria Ltd. (TEPNG) with effect from September 17, 2015.

He succeeds Mrs. Elisabeth Proust, a vibrant and well celebrated first female Chief Executive Officer of an International Oil Firm in the country.

Proust according to Total has been assigned to other duties within the Group, without giving further details.

Mr. Nicolas Terraz is a graduate of French engineering schools Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.

He also earned a Master’s of Science in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States.

Mr. Terraz joined Total in 2001, after working for seven years in the French Government, in the Ministries of Industry and Public Works and Transportation.

In his career in Total, Mr. Terraz has acquired extensive experience in operations and management of various projects in our affiliate companies in many countries including Myanmar, Qatar and France.

He served as Managing Director of Total E&P Myanmar and Total Group Representative in Myanmar (from 2008 to 2011) and as Managing Director of Total E&P France (from 2011 to 2013).

Mr. Terraz was appointed Vice President New Ventures & Asset Management for Total Exploration and Production on March 1st, 2014. He is coming to Nigeria from his present position as a Top executive in the New Business Unit in France.

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