TotalEnergies Appoints New Country Chair and Managing Director for Exploration and Production in Qatar
Mansur Zhakupov has been appointed as the new Country Chair and Managing Director for Exploration and Production (EP) in Qatar. In this role, Mansur Zhakupov will coordinate all TotalEnergies’ activities in the country and oversee and lead the comprehensive activities of TotalEnergies EP Qatar affiliate, encompassing both operated and non-operated assets.
Originally from Kazakhstan and with over 18 years of experience spanning four different continents, Mansur Zhakupov's diverse journey has taken him through various roles in the energy sector. He has previously served as the Country Chair and CEO of TotalEnergies Tunisia, as well as the Country Chair and Managing Director of TotalEnergies EP Australia. His most recent appointment was as Vice President of Hydrogen for TotalEnergies, based in the Company’s Paris headquarters.
"I am thrilled to lead an organization with such a long-standing legacy in the country. I had the pleasure of working in Qatar back in 2010-2013, and I carry fond memories of my assignment here" said Mansur. "I look forward to working with our partners and stakeholders to support the country’s energy strategy and the Qatar National Vision for 2030," he continued.
In Qatar, TotalEnergies has a robust legacy dating back to 1936, including diverse interests in exploration and production, refining and petrochemicals, marketing of lubricants, and renewable power generation.
The Company is a participant and operator of the Al Khalij oilfield (offshore) which it discovered in 1991 and holds a significant stake in the concession covering the major Al Shaheen oilfield (offshore) operated by North Oil Company. TotalEnergies is also a founding partner of Qatargas and Dolphin Energy, with substantial interests in Qatargas 2 and Dolphin Energy at 16.7% and 24.5%, respectively. In 2022, TotalEnergies became QatarEnergy’s first partner in the giant North Field East (32 MTPA) and North Field South (16 MTPA) LNG projects, with 6.25% and 9.375% participating interest, respectively.
The Company is also present in four world-class refining and petrochemicals ventures: QAPCO, Qatofin, RLOC and Laffan Refineries.
Additionally, the Company is a prominent partner in the 800 megawatt-peak (MWp) Al Kharsaah utility-scale solar power plant inaugurated in October 2022.
Mansur Zhakupov's leadership and extensive international experience align seamlessly with TotalEnergies' commitment toward a sustainable future, uniting a multi-energy company with the aspirations of a multi-energy country.