Sebastien has significant experience working in C level roles, with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of Information technology within the oil and gas industry and a strong track record in complex operational management.
Sebastien is skilled in business process re-engineering, negotiation, petroleum, operations management, and analytical skills, particularly in the big data analytics realm. He provides advice on market positioning as well as on the articulation of the technology’s future, and how to meet challenges that may arise.
He has worked as Head if IT for the Kashagan project, from its early beginning in 1998 until 2004, during which time the operations scaled up from around 30 employees to 3000+ with onshore, offshore locations. In addition, the operator changed from Shell to ENI in 2001. In 2004, Sebastien joined Petro Kazakhstan, a listed Canadian company operating in Kazakhstan. He was brought in to integrate the IT for upstream, downstream, and marketing. The China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) group acquired PetroKazakhstan in 2005. In 2013 he was appointed executive board director of Richfit International Kazakhstan, to service all CNPC companies in Central Asia. In 2016, Sebastien served as Deputy General Manager for Richfit International, a company created to service all CNPC projects outside of China.
Having worked with the company as a strategic adviser, Sebastien is now an Executive Director with the company and holds the position as the Chief Operations Officer.