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.

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.

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.

Edoardo Stefano Mauri
Finance Director

Edoardo has been working with Eni since 2010. Prior the current appointment he held the post of Director of Finance at Eni Algeria. Edoardo has worked at various managerial positions during the last decade, during which he has gained an extensive international experience in the area of IFRS Accounting, Taxes, Planning and Reporting. Edoardo has also worked as Finance Director in various countries worldwide including Algeria, Iraq, Congo and Iran.

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Koert Vonkeman
Marketing Director

Koert has been working for Shell and its subsidiaries since 1985. Before this appointment, he held the position of Vice President for Carbon Capture and Sequestration in Den Haag, Shell Head Office. Koert has extensive experience in marketing, commercial and business development.

His professional background includes managerial roles in Shell affiliates in Netherlands, UK, Brazil, Oman, Japan, Indonesia and Russia.

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).

Laura Schmidt
Supply Chain Director

Laura started in Shell in 1990 and has worked in a variety of roles across the globe. Her experience includes various engineering, operations and commercial positions. Laura has considerable experience within Oil & Gas Industry including domestic and international assignments such as USA, Russia, Nigeria and Netherlands.

Laura holds a B.S in Mechanical Engineering, an M.S. in Environmental Engineering, and a J.D. (specializing in environmental law and patent law). She is a licensed Professional Engineer (Mechanical), Patent Attorney and General Attorney in Colorado and Texas and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS).