CGG Appoints Sophie Zurquiyah as New CEO

Sophie Zurquiyah will become the new CEO of CGG after the company’s annual general meeting on April 26, CGG announced Monday.

Previously the company’s chief operating officer and senior executive vice president in charge of the GGR segment, technology and global operational excellence, Zurquiyah joined CGG in 2013 after 22 years in the oilfield services industry working for Schlumberger. Zurquiyah will replace Jean-Georges Malcor.

“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,” CGG Chairman Rémi Dorval said in a company statement.

“Sophie will take office at the end of the next general meeting on April 26. Until then, the group remains managed by Jean-Georges. The board would like to take now this opportunity to thank Jean-Georges for his exceptional leadership at CGG and his outstanding contribution during the financial restructuring of the company,” he added.


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