Chief Executive Officer
Located in Singapore, Mr. Simoncini has been a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Foraco since incorporation. Prior to his involvement with the company, Mr. Simoncini held various senior management positions with other entities. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Simoncini was Chief Executive Officer of Technoplus Industries SA, a subsidiary of the French Atomic Bureau (CEA), dealing with nuclear power systems components. From 1982 to 1994, Mr. Simoncini held various positions in Comex group of companies, predecessor to Acergy SA, listed on the NASDAQ. During his career, he managed several offshore construction projects, then lead a deepwater R&D programme and became Vice President of Business Development; he ended up as VP of the EMEA Region. Mr. Simoncini is a Professional Engineer and holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Ensam University in Paris, France.
Located in Marseille,France, Mr. Charmensat has been a Director and Executive Officer of Foraco since incorporation. Prior to his involvement with the company, Mr. Charmensat held various senior management positions with other entities. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Charmensat was Chief Financial Officer of the LOHR group in France, a worldwide specialist in the design and manufacture of transportation systems. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Charmensat served as Chief Financial Officer of Stolt Comex Seaway SA, predecessor to Acergy SA, listed on the NASDAQ. From 1975 to 1990, Mr. Charmensat held various financial management positions in France and Chile with Spie-Batignolles, a group of international engineering and construction companies. Mr. Charmensat holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pantheon Sorbonne in France, and a Master of Economics from the University of Aix en Provence in France
Vice Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Bruno Chabas joined SBM Offshore as Chief Operating Officer in May 2011 and became the Chief Executive Officer in January of 2012. SBM Offshore N.V. is a pioneer in the offshore oil and gas industry and is listed on NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam. Prior to joining SBM, Mr Chabas worked for 18 years with Acergy (now Subsea 7). From November 2002 until January 2011, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Acergy, responsible for all the day-to-day commercial and operational activity worldwide. From June 1999 through October 2002, he served as Chief Financial Officer. Between 1992 and 2002, Bruno held various management positions within preceding companies in the United Kingdom, France and the United States. He has been an Independent Director of Foraco International S.A. since August 2007 and holds an MBA from Babson College, Massachusetts.
Mr. Holmes has more than 40 years of experience in the mining industry. He is currently Chairman of Nuinsco Resources Ltd. and Victory Nickel Inc. and is a Director of several other public and private mining companies. From 1986-2002 Mr. Holmes held successive senior management positions with Falconbridge Ltd., including Senior Vice-President, Canadian Mining Operations. From 1964-1986 he worked for Noranda Inc. in a series of supervisory, technical and management roles, becoming Vice President and General Manager of the Noranda-owned Pamour Porcupine Mines Ltd. in 1985. Mr. Holmes is Co-Chair of the Ontario Mining Cluster, an initiative sponsored by Ontario’s Ministry of Northern Development and Mines and was President of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum from 2004-2005. Mr. Holmes holds an M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Science, Mining Engineering, from Queen’s University.
Mr. Hurtado has been Chairman of the Board of Adviser Drilling SA since its incorporation in 2005. Previously he was involved with the Coca-Cola Company for 31 years where he held several positions in Chile, Spain, Venezuela, and Norway. He retired as President of the Andean Division and Vice President of Coca-Cola Latin America in 2000. Since then he has been involved in several undertakings, including a concrete (ready mix cement) company, telecommunications and real estate. He also serves on the board of directors of a publicly held company (Embotelladora Andina S.A. one of the sixth largest Coca-Cola bottlers of the world), is Chairman of the Board of Stel S.A., a privately owned telecommunications company, is a member of the board of directors of CMPC Tissue S.A. a subsidiary of a large pulp and paper Chilean company and a member of the board of directors of Vendomática S.A., a privately owned vending company. He participates in the ownership and management of a private investment fund, Fondo de Inversión Privado Yerbas Buenas. Mr. Hurtado is a Chilean citizen and a holds a degree in Civil Industrial Engineering from the University of Chile.
Jean Diercxsens (age 36). Mr. Diercxsens is a senior member of the Investment Team of Kartesia Securities IV S.A. (“Kartesia”). Mr. Diercxsens is a director of Sales Performance International Holding NV and SA global Holding SA and also a bord observer of Beryllium BV and Integrative Interventions Group B.V. Mr. Diercxsens has successfully executed multiple investments for Kartesia since joining the firm in 2015 and he was involved with the investment of Kartesia in Foraco International at inception. Prior to that, Mr. Diercxsens worked at BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking for 5 years. Mr. Diercxsens holds a Master in Business Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2009.