Total Liberia held a grand farewell ceremony at the Royal Hotel for its outgoing Managing Director Olivier Lassagne on Wednesday as he prepares to depart Liberia next week for a heavier managerial assignment with Total Burkina Fasso.
The ceremony, which took place on 15Th Street, Sinkor, was combined with the reception of Total Liberia’s new Managing Director Robert Fenech. Speaking at the ceremony, Olivier Lassagne praised Liberia and Liberians have giving him so much, noting that it was impossible for him to forget the country after three years of operations here.
He recalled the challenges encountered during the early stages of Total’s operations in Liberia, but said he was very glad about the company’s vast achievements made over the years based on their collective efforts.
Lassagne reemphasized to the audience of top government officials and business executive that Total Liberia has spent over $50 Million United States Dollars for capacity building among other, projects
He boasted the company’s efforts to supply all of the biggest corporations in Liberia including the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), BHP Billiton, Acerlomittal and vessels, among others.
Lasagne described his successor Robert Fenech as a talented and great man, saying he has known him for the past six years. He and his wife were both gowned in African clothes and received other presents from Total Liberia Young Dealers, Transporters, among others.
The outgoing Total Liberia boss leaves for Burkina Fasso where he has been assigned by Total Group to head Total branch said to be two times bigger than his previous assignment.
The incoming Total Managing Director Robert Fenech, in a brief statement, thanked his predecessor Lassagne for his enormous impact on Liberia. Fenehc wished Lassagne success on his new preferment at Total Burkina Fasso.
Gracing the program were Liberia’s Senate Pro-tempore Gbezongar Findley, Egyptian Ambassador Maher El Adaway, Acting Monrovia City Mayor Mary T. Broh as well as Lebanese Businessman George Haddad, among others.