Board of directors

Meraliyev Saduokhas

Chairman of the Board of Directors


 

Mr. Meraliyev Saduokhas is Chief Production and Industrial Services Officer within the KMG International Group. From his position, he is responsible to lead the Refinery and Petrochemicals as well as the Industrial Services operations, in line with KMG International Group's strategy. Mr. Meraliyev Saduokhas joined the group in 2008 as Deputy CEO and later in 2009-2012 he was appointed CEO of Rompetrol Group.

His professional experience began in 1981 alongside with the Atyrau refinery in Kazakhstan - being operator in the delayed coker unit. It continued between 1981 and 1994 with functions within the same refinery, such as senior engineer of the delayed coker unit, deputy in oil refining and catalytic reforming unit. He becomes first deputy chief executive officer/engineer of the Atyrau refinery, between 1988 and 1994.

Between 1994 and 1996, he held the position of Deputy Production Manager at the Kazakh Oil and Gas Ministry and between 1996 and 1997 he was appointed general manager of the Pavlodar refinery. Between 2001 and 2006 he held various top positions at Kazakhoil and KazMunayGas. During 2003-2004 he was part of the reconstruction team of the Atyrau refinery, being general manager. Nowadays, he is CEO’s adviser starting with 2012 and from 2017 he is Chief Production Officer.

He studied between 1976 and 1981 Oil and Gas processing technology at Moscow University of Petroleum and Gas and then specialized in business management at the University of California, USA. Mr. Meraliyev Saduokhas was elected as temporary Administrator of the Company according to the Decision no. 1 of the Board of Directors of 1st September 2018 follows to exercise this capacity until the date of adopting the Decision of the next General Ordinary Meeting of the Company’s Shareholders concerning the election of a new permanent Director of the Company.

Also, as of 1st September 2018, he has elected Chairman of the Board of Directors until the date of adopting the Decision of the next General Ordinary Meeting of the Company’s Shareholders concerning the election of a new permanent Director of the Company and a new Decision of the Board of Directors to elect the new chairman of the Board of Directors.

Alexey Golovin

Member of the Board of Directors

 

Alexey Golovin is a graduate of “Adilet” Law School, a pre-Master’s degree programme of the Oxford University, United Kingdom, and holds the Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Executive MBA Essec & Mannheim programme. He joined KMG International in November 2009 as the Group’s Corporate Governance Director. In 2011, he was appointed the Group’s Corporate Marketing and Communication Officer, in charge of the Marketing, Brand Management, Public Relations and Internal Communication functions; in years 2013 – 2014, he was Corporate Development and Communication General Manager, in charge of the developing the company’s long-term strategy.

Between January 2015 and December 2016, he coordinated the overseas strategy and activity of the national company KazMunayGas in the downstream sector. Starting December 2016, Alexey Golovin has been the Vice-President for Strategic and Corporate Development of the KMG International Group. In this capacity, he coordinates the strategic development, the merger and acquisition projects, the public relations, and the relations with the governmental authorities and the sole shareholder.

Alexey Golovin used to be a provisional member of the Board of Directors between 10 February 2017 and 13 April 2017, and was then elected permanent member of the BoD under the Resolution no. 1/2017 of the General Meeting of Shareholders of 13 April 2017.

Yedil Utekov

CEO of the Company
General Manager of Rompetrol Rafinare
Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Yedil Utekov (1976) has been the General Manager of Rompetrol Rafinare since June 2014, and he previously held the position of Deputy General Manager of the said company, since January 2013. With more than 10 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Yedil Utekov joined KMG International in January 2010 as Deputy General Manager of Rompetrol Petrochemicals.

Mr. Utekov is a graduate of the Faculty of Resources and Hydrocarbons Chemical Technology of Astrakhan State Technical University in Russia, and started his career in the oil and gas industry back in 2001, as a process operator with Akasaraisky Gas Processing Plant in Russia; then in the months September 2001 – June 2002, he worked as operator for ZAO Intergaz Central Asia, Kazakhstan. Starting with June 2002, he gradually advanced from the position of engineer with Atyrau Refinery, to that of Ecology, Technology, Health and Safety Manager. During April 2005 – April 2010, he worked for Agip KCO, in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, the last position held in this company being that of Group Coordinator for Technical Control and Inspection in August 2008 – April 2010.

Mr. Yedil Utekov was appointed General Manager of the Company as at 12 June 2014, for a term of office due to expire on 30 April 2018, and starting with 1 October 2014, he has been acting as interim member of the Board of Directors, an office he is to hold pending the Ordinary General Meeting of the Company’s Shareholders passing and having duly registered a resolution to appoint another member of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Yedil Utekov was re-elected General Manager of the Company for a new four-year term which will expire on April 30, 2022, according to the decision of the Board of Directors no. 2 adopted on 3rd of May 2018.

Mihai-Liviu Mihalache

Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Mihai Liviu Mihalache, born in 1978, is the representative of the Ministry of Energy, Small and Medium Size Enterprises and Business Environment in the Board of Directors. Holding a degree in law since 2001, Mr. Mihalache held the position of legal advisor with S.C. Tehnomon S.R.L, followed in years 2003 – 2007 and 2010 - 2013 by the position of attorney with “Mihalache Mihai Liviu” Law Practice. In years 2007 – 2010, he was one of the Parliament’s experts to the Permanent Electoral Authority – South-West Oltenia Subsidiary.

In months July-September 2013, Mr. Mihalache was the head of the Office of the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Economy, while in October 2013-February 2014, he was the Deputy Head of the Office for State Ownership and Privatization in Industry (OPSPI) with the same institution. Subsequently, Mr. Mihalache became the head of OPSPI, holding this office until January 2015. Since May 2015, Mr. Mihalache has been holding the position the Deputy General Director of the General Directorate for Companies with the Ministry of Energy, Small and Medium Size Enterprises and Business Environment. Mr. Mihalache was elected to sit in the Company’s Board of Directors by the General Meeting of Shareholders of 20 July 2015, for a term of office due to expire on 30 April 2018.

Stanescu Nicolae Bogdan Codrut

Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Stanescu Nicolae Bogdan Codrut is the representative of the Ministry of Energy in the Board of Directors of Rompetrol Rafinare. He graduated in 1999 Oil and Gas University, Faculty of Petroleum and Petrochemical Processing.

With a license in legal rights in 1996, Doctor in Law at “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Academy, Mr. Stanescu held several key positions as a legal expert between 1997-2001 at Galati Customs Authority and State Property Fund based in Bucharest.

During 2001 - 2007 he held the position of General Manager of AVAS (former APAPS). Subsequently, starting with 2010, he served as advisor to the Vice-Governor of Romanian National Bank. From 2013, for two years, he was the personal advisor of the Minister of Economy and from 2016 until now he is a consultant and strategist within the National Bank of Romania Chancellery.

He has participated as a lecturer at international conferences and renowned courses dealing with legal mediation and financial issues in banking. Mr. Stanescu was elected as a member of The Board of Directors at The General Assembly of Shareholders on April 27 2018 for a term that will end on 30.04.2022.