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Eric DESCOURTIEUX

 
Eric DESCOURTIEUX
CFO, Trident Energy
Visiting Professor, ESCP Europe Business School

Eric is co-founder and CFO of Trident Energy - a leading company that unlocks the value of mid-life oil & gas assets and he is also a Visiting Professor at ESCP Europe.

Eric started his professional career at Aerospatiale, where he held positions first at the Paris Headquarters, then in the Washington DC Purchasing Office, and finally back in Paris, as Financial Controller of the Eurocopter Business Unit in La Courneuve.

He then moved to working as a Financial Controller for the KFC branch of the PepsiCo group in France, before joining the Oil and Gas company Perenco in 1997. Within Perenco, he held positions in Gabon, Guatemala, Venezuela and Colombia, first as Finance Manager and then as General Manager of these Business Units.

In 2008, Eric was appointed Chief Financial Officer for the Perenco group and held this position until 2016. As part of the Management Committee of the company, he was in charge of making decision for capital allocations, managing risk and reporting to the shareholders of the company. He also managed multi-billion-dollar financing facilities from a pool of major international banks.

Eric graduated from ESCP Europe's Master in Management programme in 1988. He has more than 30 years of international experience in both operational and financial positions in large companies.

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