Geoscience company CGG announced Sophie Zurquiyah has been appointed to take over as the company’s next Chief Executive Officer.
Zurquiyah, who previously served as CGG’s Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive Vice President in charge of the GGR segment, Technology and Global Operational Excellence, succeeds outgoing CEO, Jean-Georges Malcor, who will not pursue his mandate once the company’s restructuring process is completed.
“The Board is convinced that with Sophie, CGG will get a CEO with a strong knowledge of the company and the industry that will be able to lead the CGG Group successfully for years to come,” said CGG Chairman, Rémi Dorval, who announced the appointment following the company’s March 23 board of directors meeting.
“Sophie will take office at the end of the next general meeting on April 26. Until then, the Group remains managed by Jean-Georges,” Dorval said.
Zurquiyah joined CGG in 2013 after 22 years in the oilfield services industry, working for Schlumberger in global executive positions ranging from business, operations, functional to technology, based in France, the U.S. and Brazil. She is a graduate from École Centrale de Paris, holds a master in Numerical analysis from the University of Paris VI (UPMC) and a master in Aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado.