Rompetrol Rafinare has announced the appointment of Yedil Utekov as Chairman of the Board, following the resignation of Saduokhas Meraliyev as member of the Board of Directors, according to a report submitted to the Bucharest Stock Exchange. The termination of the term of office of Meraliyev Saduokhas as director, starting with October 1, was approved by the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders.
Utekov Yedil is a graduate of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering of Natural Resources and Hydrocarbons at Astrakhan State Technical University in Russia. Utekov held the position of Deputy General Manager of the Company, General Manager of the Company (from June 12, 2014, until December 31, 2019). Utekov currently holds the position of Chief Officer Production and Industrial Services. Also, Utekov was elected a member of the Board of Directors of the Company starting with May 2018.
Prior to joining the KMG International Group, Utekov gained over 10 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, working for major Kazakhstan companies such as Agip KCO and the Atyrau refinery, part of KazMunayGas – the national oil and gas company of Kazakhstan.