Kosmos Energy, the U.S.-based oil & gas exploration and production company, announced Wednesday that Yves-Louis Darricarrère has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective immediately.
Darricarrère retired earlier this year from Total S.A. after a thirty-seven-year career in which he served most recently as Executive Vice President of Total S.A., and President of Total Upstream, with responsibility for all group upstream activities in more than forty 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.
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.
Commenting on the appointment of Darricarrère, Kosmos’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andrew G. Inglis said: “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.”