Country Manager, Assala Gabon

Jean-Yves Grall has over 20 years of management experience: 12 in oil and gas.

Jean-Yves’s career to date has taken him to nine countries on and of the African continent, including Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon and Madagascar. His background is in Finance and he began his career with Bolloré in tobacco. Throughout his professional life, Jean-Yves has implemented programs and processes to manage change to maximise its effectiveness.

In 2005, Jean-Yves moved to Perenco where his scope of work quickly increased from pure finance to include New Business Development, contract negotiations in Government Relations and Contracts & Procurement, Human Resources, Legal and Logistics. He was responsible for the financial integration of several key new business acquisitions in to Perenco including those bought from Total in Cameroun and the Marathon assets takeover in Gabon. Prior to joining Assala Energy, Jean-Yves was Perenco’s Country Manager in Peru.

Jean-Yves received the highest grades for his Finance degree with Ecole Supérieur de Gestion in Paris, France.