The Board of Directors of SEPLAT has announced the retirement of Michel Hochard as a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Hochard, in his role as the Chief Executive officer of Maurel & Prom (M&P) was appointed to the Board of SEPLAT in 2009, as a nominee of M&P, and served meritoriously before his retirement.
Following the retirement of Hochard as the Chief Executive Officer of M&P, and from the Board of SEPLAT, the Board announced the appointment of Olivier de Langavant (who is now the Chief Executive Officer of M&P), as a Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective January 28, 2020. Langavant now replaces Hochard as a nominee of M&P on the Board of the Company.
Langavant, who is presently the Chief Executive Officer of M&P, holds an Engineering degree from the National School of Mines of Paris. He has served in various capacities within the Total Group, which include: Senior Vice President, Operations, in the Netherlands; Deputy Managing Director, Total E&P Angola; Managing Director, Total E&P Myanmar; Managing Director, Total E&P Angola; Senior Vice President, Finance, Economics & Information Systems of Total’s (E&P) branch; and Senior Vice President E&P Strategy, Business Development and R&D.
The SEPLAT Board of Directors is indeed privileged to have him on board and look forward to his immense contribution towards the continued success of the Board and Company.