Board of directors

Saduokhas Meraliyev (1959)

Chairman of the Board of Directors


 

Mr. Saduokhas Meraliyev 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. Saduokhas Meraliyev joined the group in 2008 as Deputy CEO and later in 2009-2012 he was appointed CEO of KMG International Group (with the previous name 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. Saduokhas Meraliyev was elected as temporary Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors between 1 September 2018 and 24 April 2019, and was than elected permanent Director under the Resolution no. 2/2019 of the General Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders of 24 April 2019, for a mandate which will expire on 30 April, 2022.

He has elected again Chairman of the Board of Directors through the Board Decision of 3 May 2019 for a mandate starting with 24 April 2019 until 30 April 2022.



CV - Saduokhas Meraliyev

Alexey Golovin (1978)

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.

He was re-elected for a new four-years term (respectively 1 May 2018 and which will expire on April 30, 2022), according to the Resolution no. 3/2018 of the General Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders adopted on 27 April 2018.




CV – Alexey Golovin

Yedil Utekov (1976)

General Manager of Rompetrol Rafinare
Member of the Board of Directors 

Mr. Yedil Utekov 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 and starting with 1 October 2014, he was elected as interim member of the Board of Directors until March 3, 2015 when he was elected permanent director.

Yedil Utekov was re-elected member of the Board of Directors for a new four-year term which will expire on April 30, 2022, according to the Resolution no. 3/2018 of the General Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders adopted on 27th April 2018. 



CV - Yedil Utekov

Mihai-Liviu Mihalache (1978)

Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Mihai Liviu Mihalache is the representative of the Ministry of Energy in the Board of Directors. Holding a degree in law since 2001, Mr. Mihalache held the position of legal advisor with 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.

Since February 2016, he was employed as an expert of the General Directorate for Privatization and Management of State Ownership in Energy – Ownership Management Directorate – Legal Department Liquidations and Insolvencies within the Ministry of Energy. 

Since January 2017 and until the present date, he has been the General Director of the General Directorate for Privatization and Management of State Ownership in Energy.

He was elected as a member of the Board of Directors within the General Meeting of Shareholders of July 20, 2015, until 30.04.2018, being re-elected under OGMS Resolution No. 3/2018 of  April 27, 2018, for a new term of office of four years, namely from May 1, 2018 until April 30, 2022.



CV - Mihai Liviu Mihalache

Stanescu Nicolae Bogdan Codrut (1974)

Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Nicolae Bogdan Codruț Stănescu* is the representative of the Ministry of Energy in the Board of Directors of Rompetrol Rafinare starting with 1 May 2018. 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 - 2010 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, from January 2015 until  August 2016 he was General Manager of DGPAPSE within Ministruy of Energy and from 2016 until now he is a consultant and strategist within the National Bank of Romania Chancellery.
From August 2019 until now he is the Chairman of the Executive Board within SAPE – Societatea de Administrare a Participatiilor Statului in Energie S.A.


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 Meeting of Shareholders on April 27 2018 for a term that will end on 30.04.2022.
He was one of the Company’s directors also between 12.06.2015 and 27.04.2016


* Independent member as per the criteria of the Bucharest Stock Exchange Corporate Governance Code, criteria which are substantially similar with those provided by the Company Law no.31/1990.

CV - Nicolae Bogdan Codrut Stanescu