Maximising Africa's Natural Resources in the Global Energy Transition

Arnaud Bourdages

Vice-President – Sales & Marketing – Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific, Valaris 

Arnaud Bourdages started his career in Oil & Gas in January 2007 after earning his Master of Science in Management from the Business School of Pau in France. He joined Pride International as part of their Management Training Program and began his global work. In 2011, Mr. Bourdages joined Transocean where he worked for 5 years holding various managerial positions within the sales and marketing functions. In 2016, Mr. Bourdages joined Valaris (previously Ensco) as Senior Manager Contracts and Marketing. In 2020, he earned a promotion to Vice President of Sales & Marketing, overseeing the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions, a position that he still holds today. He is a strategic and innovative thinker with expertise in negotiating and managing the many complexities of global drilling contracts. He enjoys leveraging strong internal and external customer relationships to bring projects to successful completion.

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