Cergy, February 5, 2020 – SPIE, the leading independent European provider of multi-technical services in the fields of energy and communications, announces the appointment of Christophe Bernhart as Managing Director of SPIE Oil & Gas Services. This appointment has been effective since 1 January 2020.
Christophe Bernhart holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the National Engineering School of Tarbes. He began his career in 1997 at CAMOM (Bouygues Offshore) before taking up the position of Head of the Maintenance Engineering Department at Saipem. In 2009, he joined SPIE Oil & Gas Services, where he successively held the positions of Technical Director (Congo) and Country Manager (Qatar). Christophe Bernhart has been Director of the Europe-Africa Business Unit since 2018.
As Managing Director of SPIE Oil & Gas Services, Christophe Bernhart reports to Gauthier Louette, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SPIE, and joins the Group's Executive Committee. He succeeds Yves Compañy, who is leaving SPIE after 19 years within the Group.
In his new position, Christophe Bernhart will pursue the subsidiary's strategy and the objectives set for 2020: diversification of services, special monitoring of the development of bio-fuels, renewable and/or zero-carbon energies in the areas where SPIE Oil & Gas Services operates (Africa, the Middle East and Asia) and increasing the proportion of work on gas facilities in a spirit of environmental responsibility.