CGG announces the appointment of David Dragone as Executive Vice President, Human Resources (HR). David takes over from Pascal Rosset who is assigned to other duties within the Group. Reporting to General Management, David becomes a permanent member of CGG’s Executive Committee and Management Committee. David is based in Paris.
This appointment took effect on 2nd April 2013.
David Dragone, 37, graduated with a Master’s degree in Economics from the Pantheon-Sorbonne University and a Master’s degree in Human Resources from the Panthéon-Assas University in Paris.
David began his career by joining Schlumberger as Compensation and Benefits Analyst in 1998. He then held a number of HR positions before becoming HR Director for the EMEA region and HR Director for the Technology Centers of Schlumberger’s seismic division (WesternGeco).
In March 2007 he joined the Areva group as Vice President, HR, first for its mining division and then for its upstream division (conversion, enrichment of uranium, design and production of fuel) from January 2011.
David joined CGG in June 2012 as Senior Vice President, Talent Management & People Development.
Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO of CGG, said: “David’s appointment comes at a key time for the Group. With our recent acquisition of Fugro’s Geoscience division, we have seen a significant increase in the number of our employees and a change in our strategic positioning. Human Resources lie at the heart of our Group’s corporate and economic success as well as, more generally speaking, at the heart of our industry’s success. David has significant experience in the geoscience industry and a strong international profile. His objective will be to define, develop and implement our HR policy in line with the Group’s strategic objectives. His knowledge of our business and its environment will help us to turn Human Resources into a strategic partner for our Divisions, Business Lines and Functions. I wish him every success in his new position.”
Press Release, April 15, 2013