Global Energy Development: Patrick Garo new CFO
Mr. Garo has direct Latin America oil and gas experience having worked for 10 years with Perenco, a large independent oil and gas company with operations in Latin America among other areas, and total production of approximately 250,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
Mr. Garo is fluent in English and Spanish having lived in Latin America for eight years while with Perenco. Between 1998 and 2004 he managed Perenco's finance function across Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador and was subsequently appointed General Manager of Perenco Colombia Limited in 2004, becoming responsible for the entire Colombian operations.
From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Garo was Chief Financial Officer for the whole Perenco Group, being based out of London and focusing on financing projects in addition to other finance duties. Most recently, Mr. Garo was Group Financial Controller of Sodexo, an international food and facilities management services company operating in 80 countries with turnover of EUR€14.7 billion for the fiscal year 2009. ■