KPO Announces Key Leadership Transition

AKSAI, West Kazakhstan Oblast, 22 January 2024 — Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. (KPO) announces the upcoming senior management appointment. Marco Marsili will take over from Giancarlo Ruiu, as the new KPO General Director in March 2024. Having completed his assignment at KPO B.V., Giancarlo Ruiu is moving to another appointment in RoK, which is subject to further announcement.


Giancarlo Ruiu has joined KPO in June 2021, he has over twenty years of widespread experience within the oil & gas fields management, both in Kazakhstan and internationally.


During Giancarlo’s assignment, KPO has achieved notable results, including outstanding performances in the HSE improvement program, environmental protection and efficiency, as well as record production figures in both liquid and gas.


The initiation of new injection projects reflects a continuous focus on operational and project efficiency, coupled with a transformative vision for the long-term sustainability of the Karachaganak field, coupled with a strong emphasis on people and local content, achieving in 2023 a remarkable 98% local content in professional and technical positions and 63.2% local content in Works/Service/Goods, together with record number of social projects implemented in WKO region, including several schools in remote areas.


Marco Marsili has over twenty-five years of extensive experience in the oil and gas industry, cultivating a robust technical and operational background alongside versatile commercial and management skills through diverse global assignments.


Since 2002, Marco has been a valuable asset within the Shell organization, undertaking managerial responsibilities across various projects spanning the Netherlands, Italy, the UK, Iraq, the US, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil.


Prior to the appointment as KPO General Director, Marco Marsili was the Managing Director and President of the Board for Shell’s Upstream operations in Italy. Before this, he spent nearly 5 years in the US, initially as the Vice President of New Business Development for North America and Brazil, followed by a role as Vice President of Commercial New Basins within the Shales operations.


KPO and Operator extend gratitude to Giancarlo Ruiu for his dedicated service and welcome Marco Marsili to steer the company towards new heights of achievement.


KPO Public and Media Relations Department