TotalEnergies names fresh board chair

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Wednesday September 29 2021


A Total gas station in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG

TotalEnergies Advertising and marketing Kenya Plc, #ticker:TOTL formerly Total Kenya, has appointed Mr Olivier Van Parys to operate the director and chairman of the board with quit from September 21.

Mr Van Prays, an insider in the French oil main, replaces Frenchman Jean-Philippe Torres who has resigned from the space he held from September 2018.

The fresh board chair serves as the Govt Vice President of East and Central Africa division at TotalEnergies in Paris, France.

“Mr Van Parys has labored for the TotalEnergies Company for the closing 26 years and has gradually and diligently served in a trend of senior positions,” the company acknowledged in a see on Wednesday.

The appointment comes exact a month after the company named a brand fresh chief govt Eric Fanchini who replaced Olagoke Aluko on August 16.  

The adjustments additionally come amid the oil and gas marketer rebranding efforts because it seeks to shift to renewable energy.

The French company acknowledged it is miles going to make investments Sh6.6 trillion ($60 billion) in the wind and portray voltaic projects globally by 2030. It additionally plans to cut petroleum merchandise to 35 percent in the subsequent 9 years.

In Kenya, the dealer runs 176 carrier stations, 5 thoroughly-owned gas depots and three collectively-owned, two liquefied petroleum gas filling plant life, one lubricant mixing plant and 5 aviation depots.

Total additionally operates outlets underneath the ‘Bonjour’ trace at many of its gas stations where it sells meals, mainly focused on prospects who come for gas.

Outdated board chairs, largely insiders, at the company whose shares alternate on the Nairobi bourse possess now no longer served for bigger than three years.

Mr Van Parys has held a trend of positions in Total in conjunction with as a lubricant engineer, product trend engineer, rising during the ranks to withhold managerial positions in Madagascar, Congo, Ghana, France and the Netherlands.

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