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80-Year Tradition of Pioneering

Our Board of Directors is led by Rémi Dorval, and the general management of CGG is led by Jean-Georges Malcor, Chief Executive Officer. In addition, our strong, experienced leadership team is dedicated to setting the highest possible standards in all areas of our business, while delivering solid, sustainable results for the benefit of our clients, shareholders and employees.

CGG Leadership

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Jean-Georges Malcor

Jean-Georges Malcor

Jean-Georges Malcor has been Chief Executive Officer of CGG since June 30, 2010.

He joined the company in January 2010 as President.

Jean-Georges Malcor began his career at the Thomson CSF group as an acoustic engineer in the Underwater Activities division where he was responsible for hydrophone and geophone design and towed streamer programs.

He then held a variety of global management positions at Thales before being appointed in 1999 as the first Managing Director of ADI, the newly formed defense and security joint venture between Thales and Transfield / the newly privatized Australian Defence Industry joint venture based in Sydney. Back in Paris from 2002, he was successively Senior Vice President of International Opera¬tions, Senior Vice President in charge of the Naval and then the Aerospace divisions, before his last position as Senior Vice President, Continental Europe, Turkey, Russia, Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America.

Jean-Georges Malcor is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris. He also holds a Master of Sciences degree from Stanford University, and a Doctorat from the Ecole des Mines.

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Stephane-Paul FrydmanStephane-Paul Frydman
CFO; SEVP, Finance & Strategy

Stéphane-Paul Frydman is Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President, Finance & Strategy, a position he has held since 2007. He is based in Paris.

Prior to taking on his current role, Stephane-Paul served as Vice President Group Controller and Treasurer and previously held the position of Vice President in charge of corporate financial affairs, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, from 2002 to 2005.

Stéphane-Paul Frydman began his career working for the French Ministry of Industry, then for the Treasury Department of the French Ministry of Finances from June 1992 to May 1997, then as Industrial Advisor to the French Minister for the Economy & Finances from June 1997 to March 2000. In April 2000, he joined Butler Capital Partners, a private equity firm, as an Investor Officer.

Stéphane-Paul Frydman is a graduate of the Paris Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines in France.

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Pascal RouillerPascal Rouiller
Group COO; SEVP, Equipment; CEO, Sercel

Pascal Rouiller is Group Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, Equipment and Chief Executive Officer of Sercel, the Equipment Division of CGG.

He had previously been Executive Vice President for Equipment for CGG and CEO of Sercel since September 2005 after serving as Chief Operating Officer of the Sercel Group since December 1999.

Pascal was Vice President of CGG's Product segment from October 1995 to December 1999 and Vice President for CGG's Asia-Pacific region from May 1992 to September 1995.

Pascal Rouiller is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale Paris.

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Sophie ZurquiyahSophie Zurquiyah
Group COO; SEVP, Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR) Division

Sophie Zurquiyah is Group Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive Vice President for the Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir Division.

Based in Houston, she joined CGG in February 2013.

Prior to this position, she assumed the role of Vice President of Sustaining Engineering, in charge of a global organization supporting all commercial products and technologies at Schlumberger.

Sophie began her career by joining Schlumberger in 1991 as a geophysics engineer and held a variety of positions in Engineering and Manufacturing in France and in the United States before becoming General Manager for the South Latin America region, based in Rio de Janeiro.

Back in France, she took the position of Human Resources Director for Oilfield Services at Schlumberger headquarters in Paris and then became Chief Information Officer, responsible for global Information Systems and IT services between 2007 and 2009. She then moved to Houston where she was appointed President of Schlumberger Data and Consulting Services from 2009 to 2012.

Sophie is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris and holds a Master of Science in Numerical Analysis from the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris 6), as well as a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado.

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David DragoneDavid Dragone
EVP, Human Resources

David Dragone is Executive Vice President, Human Resources, a position he has held since April 2013.  Based in Paris, David leads CGG’s HR Corporate Function which assists and advises CGG management in their missions of developing the women and men of CGG, designing and implementing organizational changes, and supporting the business and its employees. Prior to this appointment David served as SVP, Talent Management & People Development.

David began his career working for Schlumberger where he held various HR positions over a period of seven years, ranging from his first assignment as Compensation and Benefits Analyst to his last assignment with Schlumberger as HR Director for the EMEA region and for the all the Product Centers of WesternGeco.

He then worked for Areva for six years, where he held the position of VP, HR, first for its Mining Division and then for its Front End Division.

David graduated with a Master’s in Economics from Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne University and a Master’s in Human Resources from Paris Assas University.

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