Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> March 10, 2003

Bernard Isautier – Hurricane Hydrocarbons Ltd (hhl)

BERNARD F. ISAUTIER was appointed Chief Executive Officer of PetroKazakhstan Inc. on September 28, 1999 and Chairman of the Board and President on October 18, 1999. He has been a Director of PetroKazakhstan since March 19, 1996. He has a degree in Mathematics and Physics from the Polytechnique School of Paris, an Engineering degree from the Mining School of Paris and a Master's of Business Administration from the Institute of Political Sciences in Paris. Mr. Isautier is currently a Director of a number of companies. From 1993 to 1995, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd., and from 1990 to 1992, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Consumer Electronics Company, a French electronics company. Prior to 1990, Mr. Isautier served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Polysar Energy and Chemicals Corp. in Toronto, Canterra Energy Ltd. and Aquitaine of Canada in Calgary. Early in his career, Mr. Isautier served as an Advisor to the French Minister of Energy and Industry and as an advisor on uranium development to the President of the Republic of Niger. Mr. Isautier is a citizen of Canada and France. Profile
TWST: We'd like to begin with a brief historical sketch of

Hurricane Hydrocarbons Ltd. and then a picture of the things that

you are doing at the present time.

Mr. Isautier: Hurricane