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 Engineering and Manufacturing in France and the United States, before being appointed as General Manager for the Schlumberger 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 2009, 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. On September 1, 2015, she was appointed Chief Operating Officer in charge of Technology and Global Operational Excellence, in addition to her operating responsibilities for product lines in the GGR segment. She is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the CGG group.
- Director: Safran
- Corporate officer: CGG Services, inc. (United States) since 2013
- Director: PetroEdge (United Kingdom) since 2016