Darricarrère retired earlier this year from Total after a distinguished 37 year career in which he served most recently as executive vice president of Total, and president of Total Upstream, with responsibility for all group upstream activities in more than 40 countries on five continents. Darricarrère is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supèrieure des Mines and Institut d’Etudes Politiques, both in Paris, and he holds a master’s degree in economic science. He is also a chevalier de la Lègion d’Honneur (Knight of the French Legion of Honour). Darricarrère is currently a senior advisor with Lazard, a multinational financial advisory and asset management firm, as well as a senior lecturer in energy geopolitics at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.
“We are delighted to have Yves-Louis join our board of directors at this important time in the company’s history,” said Andrew G. Inglis, Kosmos’ chairman and chief executive officer. “With our growing production in Ghana, two major discoveries offshore Mauritania in 2015, and a strong exploration portfolio, Kosmos has a bright future. Given his extensive experience managing major exploration and production projects while with Total, I am confident that Yves-Louis will bring deep industry knowledge and fresh perspective to our board.”
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