Eric Descourtieux co-founded Trident Energy in 2016. As the Chief Financial Officer, he is involved in all strategic decisions, the optimization of the capital structure of the company and oversees the funding of acquisitions. He is one of the two Executive Directors of Trident’s Board of Directors.
Eric Descourtieux has over 25 years of experience in Senior Management and Finance positions, having held roles at operational and corporate level in three international companies. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Perenco from 2008 to 2016. In this role, he was in charge of capital allocation decision-making and managed multi-billion-dollar financing facilities from a pool of major international banks. His other responsibilities included Business Development, Risk Management, Tax and Oil & Gas Marketing.
He also held a number of positions at Perenco prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, including Finance Manager for Latin America and General Manager for Colombia and Venezuela.
Eric Descourtieux started his career in 1988 at Aérospatiale, an aerospace manufacturer which later became part of EADS and then Airbus Group, where he held positions at the Paris Headquarters, in the Washington DC Purchasing Office and then as the Manager of Industrial Accounting of the Eurocopter Business Unit in Paris. In 1995, he became a Financial Controller for the KFC division of PepsiCo in France.
Eric Descourtieux holds a Master in Business Administration from the French Business School ESCP Europe, where he is a visiting lecturer. He also lectures at the IFP School, the French Institute of Petroleum, an engineering school for energy innovation and sustainable mobility.
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.