KРО management

Giancarlo Ruiu
KPO General Director

Giancarlo Ruiu has twenty years of widespread experience within the oil & gas industry, both in Kazakhstan and overseas, where he held managerial roles covering the full cycle of exploration, development & operation and business development. In his most recent assignment he held the position of Head of Surface Program in ADNOC / UDR, the JV of Eni in Abu Dhabi. Earlier he held the roles of Managing Director in Eni Ghana and Development Phase 1 Director in the North Caspian Operating Company.

Adam Charles Lowmass
KPO Deputy General Director / Operations Director

Adam Lowmass has almost 18 years of global leadership experience. He has a keen understanding on different cultures having lived and worked in various countries including Kazakhstan. He joined Shell in 2007, and his last assignment prior to join KPO was General Manager Production Excellence and Chief Digital Officer at NCOC Atyrau, Kazakhstan.

Kuanysh Kudaibergenov
Vice General Director

Kuanysh Kudaibergenov has a solid top management experience within the oil and gas industry and government agencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
From 2017 till 2021 he served as Director of Petroleum Industry Development Department of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Previously, he also held various positions at KMG-Kansu Operating LLP, Rompetrol S. A., JSC NC KazMunayGas, Caspian Meruert Operating Company B. V., MNC KazMunayTeniz, CJSC Integra.

Jean Vacque
Finance Director

Jean Vacque has built close to 20 years of global leadership experience through a broad range of Finance positions in the oil & gas industry, in both Upstream and Midstream. He has a keen understanding of different cultures having lived and worked in 8 countries. A qualified chartered management accountant, Jean has built deep expertise in Treasury, Financial Controls, Corporate Finance and JV Finance through a variety of management roles, including 6 years in Basrah Gas Company in Irak and most recently as the Country Finance Director for Shell’s businesses in Mexico.

Almasbek Mukhashov
KPO Marketing Director

Almasbek has over 20 years of work experience within Eni group of companies. He has worked in different business functions starting from external relations, economic analysis and finance, industrial project development, as well as commercial and negotiations being involved in different projects in Nigeria, Mexico, Turkmenistan, Algeria, Tunisia, Venezuela and Kazakhstan in upstream and midstream.
In his last role, Almasbek worked as New Businesses and Regional Analysis Manager at Agip Karachaganak B.V. — Kazakhstan Branch.

Nurzhan Kamalov
Government Relations Director

Nurzhan has over 20-years work experience at the Karachaganak Project. During his long career in the oil and gas industry Nurzhan took a number of top managerial positions in the Karachaganak Venture. His recent posts include Government Relations & Corporate Affairs Executive Controller and Corporate & HSE Controller. Currently Nurzhan is responsible for the government relations and external affairs including key relationships with the RoK Authority, government bodies, international and national media. Nurzhan has been the Chairman of the Kazakhstan Petroleum Association’s Board of Directors from 2007 till 2012 inclusive.

Liana Rupnik
Legal Director

Liana has an extensive international experience in the area of Legal Management. Her last appointment was Legal Manager for Project Finance and Mozambique Procurement (Eni spa, UK). Over the past years Liana has occupied a number of senior positions in the industry, including Legal Manager for Kazakhstan, Eni E&P (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan).

Davide Mazzucchelli
Human Resources and Services Director

Davide has almost 19 years of international experience in the area of HR Management. His last appointment was Human Resources Controller in KPO. Davide has occupied a number of senior positions in the industry, including — International Human Resources Manager for Europe, Iraq and Middle East (Eni Spa — Upstream), Human Resources & Services Manager at Eni East Africa Spa (Maputo, Mozambique), Training & Development Manager at Eni North Africa B.V. (Tripoli, Libya), Division Manager Organization Development & Service Manager at Nigerian Agip Oil Company (Abuja, Nigeria) and many other international projects.

Giosue’ Della Bianca
Supply Chain Director

Della Bianca Giosue has been working with Eni since 2004. Prior the current appointment he held the post of Responsible upstream procurement of Europe, Australasia, Americas and M.E. region at Eni. Giosue has worked at various managerial positions during the last decade, during which he has gained an extensive international experience in the area of Procurement. Giosue has also worked as Procurement Manager in various countries worldwide including Russia, Mozambique, Italy and Kazakhstan.

Oscar van der Weide
Project Execution Director

Oscar has been working for Shell and its subsidiaries since 1990. Before this appointment, he held the position of General Manager Projects Digital, Shell Projects & Technology, Bangalore, India. Oscar has extensive experience in engineering and project management. His professional background includes managerial roles in Shell affiliates in Netherlands, UK, Nigeria, India and Kazakhstan.