Edouard Penning-Reef
Edouard Penning-Reef
Director non-resident of CIFAL Azerbaijan
Commercial Director BU Security / High technologies
Central Asia and Azerbaijan
Member of CIFAL Executive Board

Edouard Penning Reef, age 29, joined CIFAL in 2012. Since April 2015, he leads the commercial development of the BU Security / High technologies in Central Asia and Azerbaijan.

Graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po’11) – specialization Russia & CIS; Master in Defense and industrial dynamics from the Institut Supérieur de l’Armement et de la Défense (ISAD) – University Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Major P37)

Before joining CIFAL, he worked at Total E&P and THALES headquarters for project development in Russia and Central Asia.

Speaks French, English, and Russian.

CIFAL Azerbaijan
Marine Plaza
62 Uzeyir Hajibeyov street
1095 Baku
Tel. : (+994) 12 598 27 29/25
Fax : (+994) 12 598 27 67
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« We are at once a commercial, technical and industrial turnkey developer, which allows us to handle complex projects with our Azerbaijani partners. »
Edouard Penning-Reef
Country Director non-resident

CIFAL was the first French company to develop its business in Azerbaijan, in 1993, after President Heydar Aliyev came to power. CIFAL introduced and guided leading French players in the oil industry such as ELF/Total and Bouygues Offshore/SAIPEM.

In the construction industry, CIFAL worked closely with BESIX and Inter Art Etudes to build prestigious works.

At the present time CIFAL is involved in strategic projects related to the defense industry, especially in the naval sector.

Business support

CIFAL’s core business, operational business support, is conducted in all countries where the Group operates through a wide range of services :

–   Commercial support
–   Industrial representation
–   Sales offices
–   Market studies and business intelligence
–   Financial engineering

Technical and industrial services

Combining stringent European quality standards with local content requirements, CIFAL Industrial Services (CIS) is able to carry out the execution of industrial projects by providing :

–   Project management
–   Trading, distribution and sourcing
–   Technical translation
–   Management of outsourced human resources
–   Logistics