Company: Total Refining & Petrochemicals, Qatar
Position: Managing director
Biography: France’s Total is a 10 per cent shareholder of the Ras Laffan condensate refinery as part of its extensive refining and petrochemicals operations in Qatar.
Bryan Canfield has been based in Qatar since 2008 and assumed his current role when Total merged its refining and petrochemicals operations in 2011. He started his career in 1990 working for Belgium’s Petrofina in Texas and over the next nine years he held several positions, including process engineer and solvents business manager.
After Petrofina’s merger with Total in 1999 he moved to Belgium, where he was the operations manager at an olefins plant. He returned to the US in 2002 to look after all of Total’s US petrochemicals ventures. In 2004, he moved back to Belgium to work as the plant manager for the olefins plant. Canfield has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Oklahoma University in the US.
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