Jean-Michel Jacoulot co-founded Trident Energy in 2016. He is the Chief Executive Officer and a key member of the Board of Directors. He oversees strategic decision-making, the organization of the group and M&A activity, and was instrumental in the acquisition of Trident’s first asset in Equatorial Guinea.
Jean-Michel Jacoulot has over 25 years of experience in Senior Management roles in the Oil and Gas industry. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Perenco from 2007 to 2016. He completed a series of successful acquisitions of mid-life assets during this time and conducted major development projects, doubling the Group’s reserves and operated-production.
He joined Perenco in 1995 and held a number of key roles prior to becoming CEO. He started out as an Asset Manager in Gabon before moving to Colombia where he was a Project and Production Engineer. In 1999, he became the Country General Manager for Venezuela, supervising the operations and liaising with the regulatory authorities and the National Oil Company there. Three years later, he was named Country General Manager for Guatemala before becoming Africa Area Manager in 2003, and finally did a stint as Deputy Chief Executive Officer from 2005 until he was named Chief Executive Officer in 2007. In the Deputy Chief Executive Officer role, his was in charge of restructuring the business, overseeing M&A activity and reinforcing the “Perenco excellence in Operations” to fully establish a Quality, Health, Safety and Environment culture within the organisation.
Jean-Michel Jacoulot is a graduate of INSA Lyon, the French National Institute of Applied Sciences, and holds a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the IFP School in France, the French Institute of Petroleum.
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.