New Management of GAZOCEAN
On the 1st of January 2019, Michel FAOU became the new Managing Director of GAZOCEAN. He succeeded Jean-Charles DUPIRE, who previously held this position since 2009.
An Engineer in Naval Architecture (ENSTA Paris), Michel FAOU began his career within DCN where he worked for 4 years as a Naval Architect. Then he continued his career at SOBRENA Ship Repair Yard based in Brest, as the Managing Director.
In 2012, he joined the GNL Shipping Branch of TOTAL. After 4 years he then moved to a different branch, TOTAL Exploration Production, in order to supervise in Singapore, from 2016 to the end of 2018, the conversion of two tankers VLCC into FPSO.
His knowledge of the maritime sector and TOTAL made him the most suitable candidate for this Managing Director’s position.
Michel FAOU therefore takes the lead of the Company with the objective to strengthen the company’s HSE policy and culture and also to prepare for the arrival of the new vessels that will be managed by GAZOCEAN from 2020 onwards. Michel FAOU’s aim is to maintain the continuous development of the company that celebrated its 60 years in 2017. He can count on the support of all the sea and shore staff to succeed in this new challenge.
« The preparation for the entry into the fleet of four new ships and the objective of zero accident are the new challenges of GAZOCEAN. To all of us, within GAZOCEAN, to fully achieve these goals»