CGG appoints three new board members

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Following a board meeting on March 8, CGG has appointed three new board members.

The company announced that Colette Lewiner will replace Hilde Myrberg, who will step down following a meeting to approve the financial statements for the fiscal year ending 31 December 2018.

Lewiner graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure and has a PhD in Physics. She is a nuclear energy specialist and worked for many years in the consultancy business in energy, utilities and chemicals. She is presently independent board director at EDF, Groupe Bouygues, GETLINK (former Eurotunnel), EDF, Nexans and Ingénico.

Mario Ruscev replaces Dr. Jean-Georges Malcor, who will remain Chief Executive but also vacates the board after approving the annual financial statements along with M Loren Carroll, who will be replaced by Philippe Salle.

The board said it would nominate Salle as Chairman of the Board to replace Rémi Dorval, whose term of office expires at the end of the Annual General Meeting on April 26 this year.

Ruscev has a PhD in Physics (Yale) and spent 23 years with Schlumberger in the seismic business. Subsequent to that he was CEO of FormFactor, a provider of unique nanotech connectors for the semiconductor industry, CEO of IGSS (GeoTech) a major Russian seismic company and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Baker Hughes and at Weatherford.

Salle graduated from l’Ecole des Mines de Paris. He started his career in Total before working for several consulting firms. He was appointed CEO of Vedior, Geoservices, Altran, Elior. From December last year he has been CEO of groupe Foncia. He is presently an independent board director at Banque Transatlantique, GTT (Gaz transport & Technigaz) and Bourbon.

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