Managing Director of CIFAL Industrial Services (CIS)
Member of CIFAL Groupe’s Executive Board
Jean Januard, age 45, Managing Director of CIFAL Industrial Services (CIS), previously worked with Groupe CIFAL from 1996 a 2005, and joined back in 2015.
Graduated a Master’s Degree in Russian and Soviet studies from INALCO (Langues Orientales) in 1995 and earned a BA with honors at the Paris Sorbonne University in 1994.
Jean first worked with the Diplomatic Chancery of the French Embassy in Russia, then joined CIFAL for which he opened from scratch the Representative office in Baku, Azerbaijan. Jean developed CIFAL’s oil & gas service business in Central Asia and the Caspian region and eventually took part in the set-up of CEP, a hydrocarbon asset evaluation firm, mainly active in Russia and Kazakhstan. J. Januard then joined ION Geophysical Corp. as their Vice President for the Former Soviet Union, based in Moscow. From 2011 until the end of 2013, J. Januard led the global business development et international operations for 2 US-based technology companies. More recently, J. Januard was the CEO of LARGEO, a Russian geoscience data services company, active in the E&P industry. Jean was Member of the French Industrial Advisory Committee for almost 10 years and is now in charge of the oil & gas department of the Russian Business Council for the Middle East and Africa, headquartered in Dubai, UAE.
Speaks French, English and Russian.
A wide range of industrial services provided by subsidiaries operating under local law
Managing Director of CIS
The “Technical and Industrial Services” division handles all CIFAL services before the commercial phase, within the framework of industrial project execution. Its activities are headed and coordinated by CIFAL Industrial Services (CIS) from its Dubai headquarters, in the United Arab Emirates. These services, which meet European standards, are provided by subsidiaries operating under local law in the countries where CIFAL is based. They are eligible for the “local content” required by the authorities of the concerned countries.
CIS can supervise the “services” part of an industrial project, or provide support to project owners.
CIS has also developed its own wide range of services, depending on the targeted country:
- Sourcing, trading and distribution
- Certification (GOST) and safety permits (GGTN)
- Technical translation and interpretation
- Management of outsourced human resources
- Logistics support