To succeed in its mission, Ideol's management team relies on innovative talents and high-level industry experts.
Paul de la GuérivièreCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Paul has more than 12 years' experience in developing and financing renewable energy projects all over the world which has given him an intersectoral and international vision. He has built up an extensive network of project developers, manufacturers and investors, in developed and developing countries. Prior to the foundation of Ideol, Paul was focused on developing new businesses in China and in area of carbon finance.
Paul holds a Master of Science degree from the École des Ponts ParisTech.
Thomas ChoisnetCHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Thomas has extensive experience of offshore structures across all stages of the project, from concept development to detailed design, installation, operation and construction. Before joining Ideol, Thomas managed several teams and fast-track projects within Principia, an engineering company, where he headed up design projects for ships as well as fixed-base and floating structures. He started his career with Stolt Offshore (now SUBSEA7), where he was involved in complex deep-water projects in West Africa. He also worked in the shipping industry as a container ship superintendent.
Thomas holds a Master of Science in Naval Architecture from ENSTA - ParisTech.
Stéphane ToumitENGINEERING DIRECTOR
Stéphane has over 17 years’ experience in the design and FEA simulation of offshore structures such as risers, cables, mooring systems and pipelines. His technical background, which comprises hydrodynamics and structural mechanics (he graduated both in Hydrodynamics & Marine Technologies and in Structural Mechanics), led him first at Technip as Flexible Pipe Design Engineer. He then joined Principia, a French SME delivering engineering and R&D projects to the offshore, marine renewables energies, naval and nuclear industries, where he spent 14 years successively as Subsea Project Engineer, Lead Design Engineer, Engineering Project Manager and Riser & Cables Group Manager. In this position, he led a team of over 13 engineers mostly working on risers and cables design projects and to a lesser extent on global analysis of floating structures.
Bruno GeschierCHIEF SALES & MARKETING OFFICER
Educated on both sides of the Atlantic, Bruno started his professional career as entrepreneur and international business development specialist in the US and Canada, focusing his efforts on the construction, engineering services and natural resources industries. He has then managed the international expansion, the foreign subsidiaries and the export activities of innovative and fast-growing SME in the consumer electronics, energy efficiency and renewable energy industries such as ALDES (leader in energy efficient HVAC and IAQ solutions) and FONROCHE ENERGIE (France’s largest private player in solar, geothermal and biogas power generation). Multilingual and multicultural, he holds a Master of Science degree in Management.
Nicolas de KerangalCHIEF FINANCE & PARTNERSHIPS OFFICER
Nicolas de Kerangal joined Ideol in 2019 as Chief Finance & Partnerships Officer. Nicolas started his career in the M&A department of Credit Agricole Indosuez in 2001. In 2008, He joined Amyris (NASDAQ: AMRS) in California where he held various positions within the finance and strategy groups, including Head of Financial Planning and Analysis and Strategy Director, working mainly on fundraising activities, including the company IPO in 2010, and strategic partnerships. Since 2015, Nicolas was a Managing Partner at Sparkling Partners, a startup studio and diversified group of technology companies active across a wide range of sectors including food & agriculture, industrial IoT, healthcare and media.
Nicolas holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master in Management from Neoma Business School.
Ghislain DufayCHIEF PRODUCTS & OPERATIONS OFFICER
After graduating as an Engineer with a specialisation in oil and engines, Ghislain joined Saipem in 2004. He started with a mission in Azerbaijan as a Planning Engineer on an offshore construction project. Back in France, he held positions related to tenders and became Business Development Manager in 2007, in charge of closing turnkey contracts.
In 2008, he joined a leading player in the construction industry, focused on major international engineering projects : Vinci. He then became Business Development Manager and initiated LNG projects in Europe, Russia, the United States and Australia.
In 2012, he got appointed Commercial/Construction Director. He had to lead and coordinate projects in the construction phase (planning, management of suppliers and partners, representation of Vinci towards the client). Playing a key role in the financial and operational phases, he accompanied all partners and business units, in order to successfully complete all the energy projects.
The organization also benefits from the support and guidance of its advisory board of directors.
Its Board of Directors, whose role is to direct and control the strategic guidelines and Ideol's results, is made up of the following members :
- Paul de la Guériviere
- Pierre Coulombeau
- Ali Sharifi – Kerogen Capital
- Philip Jackson - Kerogen Capital
- Christophe Somaini – Amundi Private Equity
- Pierre Joubert – Sofimac Innovation
- Guy Fleury
Moreover, a remuneration committee has been set up in 2016. Composed of 3 individuals, its purpose is to validate the management team's remunerations and the goals linked to their remunerations.