Mr. Sangkaran Ratnam
Dr. Sangkaran Ratnam read engineering at Cambridge where he completed his PhD in Geotechnical Engineering. He also holds a Master’s degree in Geo-Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA) and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (first class) from the Imperial College in London. He has been with TotalEnergies in various international assignments since 2002.
Following an early engineering career outside TotalEnergies, he joined TotalEnergies UK in Aberdeen in a commercial role, before embarking on an 18 years international business career with resident assignments in Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe. During this period, he held various asset management functions including leading major negotiations, following up challenging E&P assets (exploration, production, LNG mega projects) and managing complex joint venture partnerships and Government relations. He worked on the Angola, Yemen, Ichthys & Gladstone (Australia), Bontang (Indonesia) and Brunei LNG projects in various capacities. He was most recently based in Papua New Guinea as Business Director responsible for the progress to Final Investment Decision (FID) of the multibillion dollar Papua LNG project. Prior to Papua New Guinea, Dr. Ratnam was based in Paris, France where he was Vice-President, Libya and then Project Director for New Business negotiations for TotalEnergies across the MENA region.