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SBC Signals Expansion with Strengthened Senior Management Team and New Office Openings

Schlumberger SBC, the management consultancy arm of Schlumberger, today announced the expansion of its global senior leadership team with the appointment of five vice-president level staff. The management team appointments have been made to help SBC meet its continually growing business and coincide with the launch of four new offices in New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi).

The announcement comes as SBC further cements its position as the only management consultancy with the strategic and operational insight, the global reach and the practical experience capable of providing a material impact to the oil and gas sector.

Antoine Rostand, President of SBC commented: "Since its launch five years ago, SBC has been about transforming the world's energy business for the 21st Century. The brainpower we've just brought on board is only helping us do so quicker and the senior team we now have in place represents the finest in management consultancy. We fully welcome such additions to our growing team of consultants and look forward to their contribution in helping reshape the energy industry for the next generation."

"In addition, the opening of our new offices in India, Brazil, China and the Middle East reflects the changing nature of the global energy map as well as our commitment to a critical presence in these regions. The emergence of new players in countries such as China and Brazil further adds to the already challenging competitive environment for all companies within the energy sector. Having a team on the ground in these key markets will better help our clients make informed, strategic and impactful decisions. Now more than ever, the complexities faced by the energy industry require players to re-think their operations in order to remain competitive. By guiding our clients into more progressive mindsets, we're helping ensure their ability to claim a stake in the new energy landscape of the next generation."

Launched in 2004, SBC has rapidly grown to become one of the world's largest energy sector management consultancy firms. It works with global energy leaders and many of the world's IOCs, NOCs and independents.

Appointees are as follows:
Herve Wilczynski (Houston, Texas, USA): Mr. Wilczynski brings to SBC over 15 years of experience in serving the energy sector across a number of strategic and operational issues. Based in Houston, he will be leading projects aimed at helping E&P companies deploy new operating models, develop strategic plans and improve capital project management capabilities, amongst other initiatives. Prior to joining SBC, Mr. Wilczynski held the title of Managing Partner for Booz Allen Hamilton's Houston office.

André Olinto (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil): Mr. Olinto joins the SBC Rio de Janeiro office with over 14 years of experience in electric power and natural gas consulting in Latin America. Mr. Olinto previously held a Senior Partner position at McKinsey & Company, where among other projects he led the redesign of the organizational structure and governance model for a major global integrated oil and gas company and assisted a large oil and gas company in developing a strategy to monetize existing natural gas reserves.

Jerome Luciat-Labry (Abu Dhabi, UAE): Mr. Luciat-Labry has worked in energy and consulting since 1992 and joins the SBC Middle East office with a wealth of experience gleaned most recently at McKinsey & Company, where he held the title of Senior Partner. His experience in driving efficiencies includes leading over 20 operational turnarounds and continuous improvement programs, leading work on cultural transformation across multiple industrial companies and advising large corporations on mergers and acquisitions, post-merger management and organizational re-design. Mr. Luciat-Labry started his career as an engineer with Schlumberger in Algeria and Nigeria.

Olivier Perrin (Paris, France): Mr. Perrin joined SBC in September 2006 as a Senior Project Manager and has recently been promoted to Vice-President. Since beginning his career with SBC, Mr. Perrin has developed board-level relationships with international super-majors and enhanced SBC's organization practice and operational services offering as well as improving the internal training programmes offered by the company. Mr. Perrin joined SBC from Celerant Consulting, where he managed projects aimed at improving operational performance and organizational effectiveness for leading international companies.

Aileen Chang (Singapore): Mrs. Chang has nearly 10 years of experience in management consulting across Asia, the Middle East and North America. She is focused on advising oil and gas companies on issues relating to strategy, capability and programme management. Mrs. Chang previously held positions at Booz Allen Hamilton in the U.S. and Deloitte Consulting in Hong Kong and will be helping in developing SBC offerings across Asia.

About SBC
SBC (Schlumberger Business Consulting) is an energy sector management consultancy, offering a unique mix of industry expertise and consulting excellence, advising oil, gas and energy companies across the globe. The management consultancy arm of Schlumberger, SBC operates from 10 offices around the world with more than 170 professionals, advising clients' top management on a wide spectrum of issues ranging from strategy and organization to operational efficiency.

Posted 03/12/09

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