Bourbon names new chief executive

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French shipping company Bourbon Offshore has named a new CEO of the company as its current chief executive is heading out for a new role. 

At its meeting held on September 4, 2017, the board of directors of Bourbon confirmed Jacques de Chateauvieux as Executive Chairman, and entrusted Gaël Bodénès, as Chief Executive Officer, with the responsibility of the company management.

The board also decided that Astrid de Bréon, as Chief Financial Officer, would be an integral part of the executive team.

This change follows Christian Lefèvre appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Jaccar Holdings as of October 1, 2017, who consequently leaves his executive position at Bourbon, Bourbon explained on Friday. Lefèvre will remain a board member at Bourbon.

Jacques de Chateauvieux, Executive Chairman of Bourbon Corporation, said: “As Bourbon implements its transformation plan, I am happy to see Gaël Bodénès, who successfully handled new customer expectations in his previous operational roles, take on this new responsibility for Bourbon.”

“With Astrid de Bréon fully empowered as part of the executive team, Bourbon has an able and committed management team, at this critical time, to build a new milestone in its history.”

Earlier this week, Bourbon reported its financial results for the first half of the year. The company recorded a bigger loss in this year’s period compared to the prior-year impacted by challenging offshore oil and gas services market.

When it comes to its fleet, Bourbon had 100 supply vessels stacked by the end of the first half of 2017.

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