Chief Executive Officer of BOURBON
Christian Lefèvre is a graduate of the French Marine Merchant National School in 1984 and earned his Captain 1st class certification in Marine Navigation in 1988.
He began his career with BOURBON as an officer, then serving as Chief engineer and Offshore Vessel Captain for Bourbon Offshore Surf, before becoming Shore Base Manager in Gabon and then in Cameroon. Subsequently, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Bourbon Offshore Surf from 1990 to 1995, then Managing Director of Bourbon Offshore Surf from 1996 to 2001.
In the context of BOURBON's strategy to focus on marine services in 2001, Christian Lefèvre became CEO of the Offshore Division of BOURBON. Since December 2005, he is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer as well as member of the Executive Committee.
He is appointed Chief Executive Officer of BOURBON as of January 1st 2011.
Jacques de Chateauvieux,
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Jacquess de Chateauvieux graduated from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG) de Paris in 1972 and earned
an MBA from Columbia University, New York in 1974.
He began his career as a financial controller for l’Union des Transports Aériens (U.T.A) in Paris. He then
joined Boston Consulting Group in Paris where, for three years, he worked as a consultant in business
strategy and executive management.
In 1979, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of
the Réunion Island-based company BOURBON with the
objective of restructuring the sugar industry of La Reunion.
During the years that followed, Jacques de Chateauvieux
transformed the company into a conglomerate listed
on the Paris Stock Exchange, successfully positioning it as an international player in the retail and marine
services industries. As from 2001, he started to lead
the group’s gradual concentration from its historic
business activities to focus on offshore marine services to the oil and gas industry. After 31 years at the head
of BOURBON, Jacques de Chateauvieux is current
ly Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Jacques de Chateauvieux is also President and Managing Director of Jaccar Holdings, which has over 25%
stake in BOURBON’s capital and participations in Sinopacific, Piriou, Sapmer and CBo Territoria, as well as
diversified investments in Vietnam and China.
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of BOURBON
Gaël Bodénès is a naval engineer graduate in 1991 from ENSIETA (French Navy High School of Naval Engineering). He also holds a MBA Degree awarded by HEC Paris (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) in 2007.
He began his career for French Navy (DGA) as a naval engineer in the Newbuilding design department, then joined the sales department of the DCN in Brest (France). In 1998, he joined International Shipbrokers Barry Rogliano Salles as senior offshore shipbroker.
In September 2002, Gaël Bodénès joined BOURBON as Marketing and Business Development Manager for the Offshore Division. In this position, created in the context of the 2003-2007 strategic business plan involving an investment programme of 1.08bn euros in the offshore business, he supervises the business management of the offshore oil services international fleet. In line with the growth of the business, he contributes to the structuring of the Offshore Division and to the development of the Marketing Department of Bourbon Offshore.
In September 2005, he was appointed Deputy CEO of Bourbon Offshore, before becoming in 2010 Executive Vice President Offshore Division, in charge of Business Management.
As of January 2011, he is appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of BOURBON, as well as member of the Executive Committee.