Thierry Pilenko has 40 years of technology and leadership experience in the Energy sector and is currently a Partner at Tupper Lake Partners and an investor in technology start-ups. From 2017 to 2019 he was the Executive Chairman of TechnipFMC plc, a project management and equipment company resulting from the merger of Technip and FMC Technologies. Prior to this he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Technip, a world leader in engineering, technologies and project management for the energy industry. Before joining Technip in 2007, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Veritas DGC, a seismic services company based in Houston. While at Veritas DGC he successfully managed its merger with the Compagnie Généralede Géophysique (CGG). Prior to this appointment, Pilenko held various management and executive positions with Schlumberger where he started in 1984 as a geoscientist. He held several international positions in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia before becoming President of Schlumberger-GeoQuestin Houston and subsequently Managing Director of SchlumbergerSema in Paris until 2004.He currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Arkema SA and Trident Energy. Previously he was a Director of Veritas DGC, CGG Veritas SA, Technip SA, Peugeot SA, Hercules Offshore, TechnipFMC plc, Valaris plc and Ensign Natural Resources. Mr. Pilenko holds engineering degrees from France’s Nancy School of Geology (1981) and the IFP School (1982).