24 September 2015, Lagos – The Board Of Directors of Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited has appointed Mr. Nicolas Terraz as the Managing Director/Chief Executive of Total E&P Nigeria with effect from September 17, 2015.
He succeeds Mrs. Elisabeth Proust who has been assigned to other duties within the Group, the firm said in a statement on Wednesday.
Terraz is a graduate of French engineering schools, Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. He also earned a Master of Science in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States.
He joined Total in 2001, after working for seven years for the French Government, in the Ministries of Industry, Public Works and Transportation.
In his career in Total, 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 the 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).
Terraz was appointed Vice President, New Ventures and Asset Management for Total Exploration and Production on March 1, 2014. He is coming to Nigeria from his present position as a top executive in the New Business Unit in France.
He was born in 1969, and is married with four children.