Total E&P UK Managing Director to Retire

Total E&P UK announced Wednesday that its managing director, Elisabeth Proust, will be retiring “shortly”, after 38 years of working for Total.

Proust began her career as a junior drilling supervisor with Elf Aquitaine (now Total) in 1980, before being appointed as the first female vice president for development engineering for Total worldwide. 

Later in her career, Proust held a number of senior leadership roles as managing director of Total’s affiliates in Indonesia, Nigeria and finally, the UK.  

“I’d like to thank Elisabeth for her contribution to Total throughout her career and especially the tireless work over the last three years in the UK,” Michael Borrell, Total’s senior vice president for North Sea and Russia, said in a company statement.

“When she arrived the industry was facing a most challenging downturn. Under her leadership Total E&P UK reduced its operating costs by 30 percent, completed major investment projects West of Shetland and restructured its business to improve focus on asset safety and production,” he added.


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