Advisory Board

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Yann Lepoutre

With over 30 years spent in various leadership roles within the drilling and offshore construction sectors of the oil and gas industry, Yann brings significant expertise in all operational and commercial aspects of the industry. Based in Paris, he has lived in many countries building an extensive international network from the Far East to the Americas having held executive positions in top-tier services companies such as Pride International and Subsea 7. Today, Yann as Founder and CEO of Concynergy supports innovative businesses within the Energy sector. He is a graduate in Engineering from ESME Sudria Paris.

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Julien Lafouge

Julien has almost 20 years of experience in senior roles covering both Operation and Management Consulting. Having worked in the Oil and Gas industry for tier-one construction and engineering company Technip and as a consultant for Schlumberger Business Consulting and BCG, he now occupies the role of Chief Financial Officer of BlaBlaCar, an online carpooling platform which is France’s largest tech/startup Unicorn. He holds an MSc from Ecole Centrale Paris and an MBA from INSEAD.

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Jón Ferrier

Jón has spent three decades in exploration, commercial, strategic and leadership positions in the oil & gas and mining industries. Since 2015, he has held the position of CEO at Gulf Keystone and was previously Senior VP Business Development, Strategy & Commercial at Maersk Oil where he served on the executive team. Prior to this, Jón’s industry experience was gained with Anglo American, ConocoPhillips, Paladin Resources plc and Petro-Canada/Suncor, in a number of regions. Jón is a Non-Executive Director of MacArtney A/S, a Danish underwater technology company. He holds an MSc from Imperial College, London.