To succeed in its mission, Ideol's management team relies on innovative talents and high-level industry experts.

Paul de la Guérivière


PAUL DE LA GUÉRIVIÈREPaul 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 Choisnet


Thomas Choisnet Ideol

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.

Bertrand Dumas


Bertrand Dumas Ideol

Bertrand has over 15 years' experience in the offshore industry. He started his career as a field engineer working on the installation and commissioning of offshore drilling platforms in Norway, Libya, Canada and the USA (Geoservices). He then joined an SME (Nereides) as project manager to follow-up and coordinate environmental projects (water/air quality and metocean monitoring). He went on to work as an offshore installation consultant at Technip. In 2007, he became project director then product manager for Cybernetix, a company specialised in providing solutions in robotics and automation for hostile environment interventions. Here, he developed and scaled up various prototypes with a 15-strong team of engineers.

Bertrand graduated with a Master of Science in Marine Engineering.

Stéphane Toumit


Stéphane Toumit IdeolStéphane 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.

Cédric Lemasson


Cédric Lemasson IdeolCédric has extensive experience in HSE activities for offshore oil & gas projects. Prior to joining Ideol, he worked for over 10 years on the construction and installation of offshore structures for ACERGY/SUBSEA7 where he held the positions of HSE and QHSE director. His areas of expertise include the HSE management system, project methods and procedures, risk assessment, HSE audits on onshore/offshore sites, monitoring of suppliers, HSE events reporting, review and analysis.

Cédric holds a Master’s degree in Physics and in HSE and Risk Management.

Bruno Geschier


Bruno GeschierEducated 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.  

Agnès Tixier


Agnès Tixier IdeolAgnès has more than 25 years of experience as a CFO in international mid-sized companies.

She began her career in an investment bank based in Lyon, specialising in mid-cap transactions, where she made private equity investments and advised several companies on their initial public offerings.

She then joined a group specialising in hotels and restaurants, which merged with Accor.

In 1997, she organized the initial public offering of Avenir Telecom, a major European player in the distribution of products and services for mobile phones. She stayed there for 17 years.

In 2015, Agnès joined Transalliance in Luxembourg (€600 million in revenue), a group specialising in transport, logistics and handling.

Agnès is a graduate of the ICN business school and holds a Master of Accounting degree. She is a member of SFAF (Société Française des Analystes Financiers).



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. 

Ideol has been a limited liability company since March 2013.

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