Our group

Governance

Management and corporate governance

The Board of Directors determines the direction and the strategy of our companies and its activities. The board oversees the efficient and transparent implementation of the strategy to foster the confidence of our shareholders in the management and supervision of the company.

Julien MOULIN
Executive chairman

Antoine Forcinal
Executive member

Alain LIGIER
Independent member

Jean FONTOURCY
Non executive member

Christophe CHARLIER
Independent member

Cécile MAISONNEUVE
Independent member

Executive committee

Julien MOULIN
President

Antoine FORCINAL
General Director

Aurélie TAN
Administrative and financial Director

Yann FOUANT
Project Manager

 

 

Julien MOULIN

CEO

jmoulin@francaisedelenergie.fr

A French entrepreneur specializing in the energy industry, Julien Moulin has been at the helm of Française de l’Energie since 2009, determined to transform the company into a major player in the French and European gas markets.

Julien Moulin was quick to show his entrepreneurial spirit after graduating from Paris Dauphine University. He worked for Barclays, UBS and Axis Capital before co-founding Maoming Investment Manager Ltd, an asset management company specializing in the energy sector and natural resources in Asia.

Julien Moulin will continue to use his numerous contacts and in-depth knowledge of energy markets to expand La Française de L’energie’s activities over the next few years.

A French national, Julien Moulin speaks both French and English.

 

 

Jean FONTOURCY

Board member

Board member of «La Financière de Rosario»

Former Deputy CEO at Credit Agricole

Former President of CDR Holdings

 

 

Christophe CHARLIER

Board member

Christophe Charlier is an international financier with broad experience in the mining, financial services, media, sports, and technology industries internationally.

Since 2017, Mr. Charlier has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Renaissance Capital, a leading investment bank specialized in emerging and frontier markets.

Between 2008 and 2014, Mr. Charlier served as Deputy CEO of Onexim Group, the private investment fund created by Mr. Mikhail Prokhorov, one of the most prominent investors in Russia. In this capacity, Mr. Charlier served on the Board of Directors of a number of portfolio companies owned by Onexim in the mining (RusAl and Intergeo, and Polyus Gold as an alternate director), financial services (Renaissance Capital as Vice Chairman and Renaissance Credit as Chairman), utilities (Quadra Power Generation), media (RBC) and technology (OptoGan as Chairman) industries amongst others.

In 2009, Mr. Charlier led the acquisition by Mr. Prokhorov of the New Jersey Nets NBA franchise and subsequently oversaw the team’s move to Brooklyn in the Barclays Center. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Nets during their last two seasons in New Jersey and their first two seasons in Brooklyn (2010-2014). He remains a board member of BSE Global, the company which owns Barclays Center amongst other venues.

From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Charlier was Director of Strategic Development and M&A at Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest nickel and palladium producer at the time. In this capacity, he led negotiations on the acquisition of stakes in Stillwater Mining Company and GoldFields, managed the audit of reserves of Norilsk Nickel for the first time and participated in the formation of Polyus Gold amongst other strategy developments.

From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Charlier was Vice President of LV Finance, a corporate finance and venture capital boutique in Moscow. In this capacity, he advised on several landmark transactions in Russia and the creation of MegaFon, a pan-Russian mobile operator in Russia, serving on its Board of Directors.

From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Charlier worked as an Associate in the Investment Banking Group of Renaissance Capital in Moscow. In this capacity, he played an important role in the sale of a stake in Sidanco, a Russian oil company, to British Petroleum.

From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Charlier had worked as an Analyst in the M&A Group of JP Morgan in New York.

Mr. Charlier graduated cum laude in 1994 with a BSE with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School and a BA in International Relations from the College of Arts & Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Charlier is the proud father of six children.

 

 

Cécile MAISONNEUVE

Board member

Cécile Maisonneuve graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure. She is Lauréate of the Paris Institute of Political studies. She holds a Master in History from the Sorbonne Paris IV-University, which focused on French disarmament policy.

Cécile Maisonneuve began her career in 1997 in the French National Assembly as a staffer. After five years in the staff of the Defense Committee, where she was in charge of strategic and nuclear issues, she joined the staff of the Law Committee during two years. She then worked three years for the Foreign Affair Committee, following, among others, energy issues.

Executive at AREVA from 2007 to 2012, she was at first in charge of international affairs for the Chief Executive Officer and of international prospective. She was then responsible for European and international Public Affairs. She was member of the Board of AREVA NC and of AREVA Foundation.

She is the author of papers for the French Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (IFFRI) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She also wrote a biography of Benjamin Franklin. She is a member of the Cercle Jefferson and of the Club Femmes et Gouvernance.

 

 

Antoine FORCINAL

Executive member

aforcinal@francaisedelenergie.fr

Since November 2015, Antoine Forcinal has held the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer of La Française de l'Energie, a French SME leader in the exploration, evaluation and production of gas resources in France and the Benelux, listed on Euronext compartment C since June 2016. Antoine is a graduate of a large French general engineering school and of the Imperial College (Royal School of Mines) in London. Despite his training as a reservoir engineer, his career began in operations, as a production engineer on onshore and offshore fields in West Africa for Perenco.

He was then quickly appointed to the North Sea for Perenco UK, responsible for the management of more than 250 offshore gas wells, with particular attention to production, operations and the optimization of reserves. His experience in operations in difficult and highly regulated environments has allowed him to create a profile deemed appropriate to maximize the value of onshore and offshore assets on the east coast of Canada, on behalf of SCDM Energy.

From 2010 to 2014, he simultaneously managed and built the technical departments of two SMEs whose portfolio consisted of 3 onshore permits in western Newfoundland, a dozen exploration permits in Quebec and a offshore license in Labrador. The vast majority of assets are classified as unconventional. From the beginning of 2014 until the end of 2015, he held the position of Deputy Managing Director and Geosciences / Reservoir Director of Foxtrot International, the leading operator in Côte d'Ivoire (also in the SCDM Energy portfolio) .

During his 10 years of international experience, Antoine led multidisciplinary teams to tackle complex technical challenges in difficult environments. Always curious, his need to understand the multidisciplinary dimensions of the oil and gas industry has enabled him to acquire expertise in all the upstream and downstream branches of hydrocarbons.

 

 

Alain LIGIER

Independent Board member

High-level experience in the development of mineral resources and specifically the coordination between operating companies, governments and regulating bodies.

Graduated from the Mines ParisTech, Alain LIGER held senior operational, managerial and advisory positions in the international mining industry, such as BHP Billinton and the state owned French mining group BRGM for 17 years. He led the negotiation of exploration biddings and the senior management of several mining projects in several countries.

In addition, from 2002 to 2013, he was the regional director and representative of the Ministry of Industry in Alsace and the Ministry of Environment in Lorraine.

From 2013 to 2016, he was a key member of the mining commission for the Ministries of Economy and Finance.