Total Nigeria unveils Mr. Francois Le-Cocq as Deputy Managing Director, Port Harcourt District. He is to succeed Mr. Nicolas Brunet who has been assigned to other functions within the Total Group.
As Deputy Managing Director, Port Harcourt District, Mr. Le-Cocq would oversee the company’s Joint Venture activities, onshore and offshore.
Le-Cocq is a 1987 engineering graduate of ÉcoleCentrale de Lyon in France and he also has a Post Graduate degree in Petroleum Engineering from École Nationale Supérieure du Pétroleet des Moteurs (1988).
He was Head of the Planning Department, Total E&P Thailand; Manager, Business Development, Total E&P Qatar; Project Director, New Ventures & Assets Management Division, Total Head Office, Paris; Executive General Manager, Eastern Deepwater Assets, Total E&P Nigeria; and Vice President Nigeria, Total Head Office, Paris.
He began his career in Total in 1990 in the Scientific & Technical Research Center in Pau, France and had undertaken top technical and management positions in various Total subsidiaries around the world.
Le-Cocq returns to Nigeria with a wealth of experience spanning over 26 years in the oil and gas industry.
Before his present appointment, he was Managing Director of Total E&P Yemen, where he was also the Group Representative in that country.