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Sophie Zurquiyah

Sophie Zurquiyah

Safran Independent Director, Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Expertise and experience

Born in 1966, Sophie Zurquiyah has dual French and American nationality. She is a graduate of the École Centrale de Paris and holds a Master of Science in numerical analysis from the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI), as well as a Master of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado.

Having started her career with Schlumberger in 1991 as a geophysics engineer, she held a variety of positions in research, development and manufacturing in France and the United States, before becoming General Manager for Schlumberger's South Latin America Region, based in Rio de Janeiro in 2003. Between 2005 and 2007, she served as Human Resources Director for Oilfield Services at Schlumberger, and then as Chief Information Officer for the Schlumberger group at its headquarters in Paris until 2009. In the same year, she was appointed President of Schlumberger Data & Consulting Services in Houston, where she remained until 2012.

Sophie Zurquiyah joined CGG on February 4, 2013 as Senior Executive Vice-President of the Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR) business. Between September 1, 2015 and April 26, 2018, she was Chief Operating Officer in charge of Technology and Global Operational Excellence, in addition to her operating responsibilities for product lines in the GGR segment and also she was a member of the Executive Committee of the CGG group.

On November 18, 2017, Sophie Zurquiyah was appointed as a member of the French Industry Council by way of a ministerial decree.

On April 26, 2018, she was appointed as a Director of CGG and then Chief Executive Officer on the same day.

Current offices

  • Safran:
    • Director: Safran
  • Non-Group:
    • Director and Chief Executive Officer: CGG
    • Corporate officer: CGG Services, Inc.  (United States)
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