Kazakhstan’s KMG EP board of directors names new chairman
Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan. 21
By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:
A new chairman was elected to the board of directors of KazMunaiGas Exploration Production (KMG EP), according to a message from the company.
The KMG EP is one of the top three oil and gas producers in Kazakhstan.
The message said that on Jan. 20, 2015, the KMG EP's board of directors held a meeting and elected Christopher Hopkinson, the first deputy chair of the management board of the national company KazMunaiGas (KMG), as the chairman of the KMG EP board of directors and the chairman of the KMG EP nominations committee.
"The term of the current board of directors of KMG EP expires on April 13, 2015," the message read.
Thus, as of Jan. 21, 2015 the KMG EP's board of directors includes Christopher Hopkinson (chairman of the board of directors of KMG EP, first deputy chairman of the management board of KMG), Abat Nurseitov (CEO, chairman of the KMG EP management board), Timur Bimagambetov (deputy chairman of management board for offshore and individual oilfield service projects at KMG), Asiya Syrgabekova (managing director for investment and risk management at KMG), Yerzhan Zhangaulov (managing director for legal support at KMG), Philip Dayer (independent non-executive director), Edward Walshe (independent non-executive director), Alastair Ferguson (independent non-executive director).
Christopher Hopkinson has been in the oil and gas sector since 1980. Before joining the KMG, he was the CEO of International Petroleum, General Director at Imperial Energy, and Senior Vice President North Africa at BG Group. Hopkinson also held various jobs at Shell and TNK BP.