The Board Of Directors of Total E&P Nigeria recently named Mr. Nicolas Terraz as Managing Director/Chief Executive of Total E&P Nigeria Ltd. He has since taken over from Mrs. Elisabeth Proust on 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 has been assigned to other duties within the Group, details of which may be made available later.
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.
He has acquired extensive experience in operations and management of various projects in other Total 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 and as Managing Director of Total E&P France.
Mr. Terraz was appointed Vice President New Ventures & Asset Management for Total Exploration and Production on March 1st, 2014. He arrives Nigeria from his present position as a Top executive in the New Business Unit in France.