Chief Executive Officier

David Roux has accrued over 22 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Prior to Assala Energy, David was the Senior Special Advisor to Tullow Oil’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Aidan Heavey.  During his time as Tullow’s Business Manager for Central and West Africa, Tullow achieved reserves replacements of over 100% in Gabon and carried out high profile exploration projects throughout the region where Tullow was the operator.  Prior to Tullow, David was General Manager of Vaalco in Gabon where he set the business up and developed the pre-salt discoveries in Etama, Avouma and Ebouri.

David’s career began in Gabon with Perenco where he held various offshore positions prior to becoming the company’s Operations Manager.  David also worked in Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, the Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

David achieved a Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from France’s National School of Chemical Industries in Nancy and a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering and Economics at the French Petroleum Institute in Paris.