Born in France in 1953, Jean-François Gavalda is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, and holds a MSc in Petroleum Engineering from the French Institute of Petroleum
Jean-Francois has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Until 2007, Jean Francois was the Chief Executive Officer of Perenco, and remained Advisor to the Chairman until 2010.
Prior to joining Perenco, he spent more than 20 years with Elf Aquitaine where he held various positions including Reservoir Engineering Manager, Deputy CEO for Elf Nigeria, CEO for Elf Gabon and Americas Manager of TotalFina Elf after the merger of ELF and TOTAL.
He is now a Non-Executive Director of Trident Energy.
Wealth of experience
Trident Energy’s management has unrivalled experience in E&P, with a wealth of hands-on experience in every key role and discipline.
This directly informs our insights and decision-making. We are equally proud of the wealth of talent and experience we have attracted to support our operations, ranging from geoscientists and subsurface specialists to finance, project and HR management.