20 years of cooperation and trust

The 31st Plenary Session of the Foreign Investors’ Council chaired by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan will be held on June 7, 2018 in Astana.

The topic of the Plenary Session will be "Accelerated modernization".


5 September 2017

Appointment of Olivier Lazare as Country Chair of Shell Kazakhstan

A French native with a PhD in Nuclear Physics, Olivier Lazare has over 30 years’ experience with Shell. His career has included a diverse range of roles in engineering, contracting and procurement, strategy and planning, and new business development, taking him to the UK, the Netherlands, Gabon, Brunei, Oman, Australia, the US and Russia. Since 2013, prior to this appointment, Mr. Lazare held the role of Country Chair in Russia.

Mr. Olivier Lazare said: “Shell is one of the largest foreign investors in Kazakhstan’s economy. In my new role, I will ensure our business continues to grow in Kazakhstan in a way that is beneficial to the Republic of Kazakhstan, to Shell, and our partners. I also greatly value the positive working relationships that developed between the Government of Kazakhstan and Shell over the years. Kazakhstan continues to be a very important part of Shell’s Upstream business and I am committed to further developing and contributing to this mutually beneficial long-term partnership.”

Olivier Lazare is married to Pascale. Together they have two children.