Executive Management

Pierre Laborie


Pierre Laborie was, from 2001 to 2007, CEO of ENTREPOSE Contracting, a company specializing in the design and implementation of complex Industrial projects in the Oil & Gas and Energy sectors. He previously served as CEO and later Chairman of EPTM, a company specializing in Offshore O&G construction projects.

Jean Claude Bourdon


Jean-Claude Bourdon founded DIETSWELL in January 2000. He has over thirty years of experience in the drilling industry. Bourdon started his career in 1979 with SCHLUMBERGER working in Iraq, Indonesia, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Libya. He later joined FORASOL-FORAMER where he became General Manager of their drilling subsidiary in Gabon. Prior to establishing DIETSWELL Bourdon was CEO of HORWELL, a well engineering company focused on the then-innovative horizontal and slim hole drilling techniques.

Dominique Michel

Executive Vice President

Dominique Michel has over forty years of experience in the offshore O&G industry. Prior to joining DIETSWELL in 2007 Michel served as Chairman and C.E.O. of DORIS Engineering, where he developed the company’s portfolio of expertise in deep offshore and subsea technologies and applications. Michel recently served as President of the GEP (French Council for Petroleum Companies) and is a prominent member of its CITEPH program, which finances O&G research and innovation in the field of E&P services. Michel was awarded the Emile Girardeau Scientific Prize by the French Marine Academy in 2002, and is also a recipient of the French Legion of Honour. Since joining DIETSWELL, Michel has overseen the transformation of our rig design department into a full-fledged engineering unit providing customized and turnkey offshore drilling solutions to O&G operators from Africa to Asia.

Fabian Simonet

Chief Financial Officer

Fabian Simonet joined DIETSWELL as Chief Financial Officer in 2006. Simonet's first task was to prepare DIETSWELL IPO on ALTERNEXT. He plays a central role in structuring the financial organization to deliver high standard of financial services and contribute to operational excellence across company's international network in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Brazil and West Africa. As CFO, Simonet is also coordinating DIETSWELL's financial communication. Prior to joining DIETSWELL, Simonet started his career with HEWLETT PACKARD and later worked in Finance as project manager for ORANGE Business Services and SOCIETE GENERALE Corporate & Investment Banking. He holds a Master in International Trade from Grenoble University, a BA in Bank & Finance from the Manchester Metropolitan University and an Executive Master in Finance from HEC Paris. 

Board of Directors


Truffle Capital is an independent venture capital firm investing in Europe, established in 2001 and specialized in investments in spin-offs from companies active in the Energy, Information Technology and Life Sciences sectors. Since April 2014, TRUFFLE Capital appointed Mr Alexandre OUIMET-STORRS as its permanent representative at the board of directors.

Jean Deseilligny

Jean Deseilligny has an exhaustive experience in Oil & Gas industry, serving 35 years for TECHNIP till 2005 as Senior Executive VP Business & Operations for onshore downstream.