Press release

Appointment : Jacques Leost

Jacques LEOST has been appointed International Managing Director of the Colas Group, in charge of activity in Asia, Africa, the Indian Ocean, French Overseas Departments and Territories and central Europe.

A graduate of the French Engineering school Ecole Centrale de Lille, Jacques LEOST, 58 ans, was previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SAIPEM SA (formerly Bouygues Offshore).

He began his career at Bouygues Offshore in 1976 as a Field Engineer and then moved on to a number of management positions in the International sector: Project Manager in Angola and Singapore from 1980 to 1984, Managing Director of Petromar in Angola then of Solbos in Norway from 1984 to 1989, Vice President Nigeria from 1989 to 1993, then Vice President Africa.  In 1994, he moved on as Vice President Africa, North Sea and Mexico, before being tapped to become C.O.O. of Bouygues Offshore in 1996, then C.E.O. in 2001.  In 2002, after Bouygues Offshore was purchased by SAIPEM SpA, Jacques LEOST was appointed C.E.O. then Chairman and C.E.O. of SAIPEM SA.

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