Nicolas Sterckx joined MPH in 2014 and spearheaded a complete transformation of the organization by increasing of new business generation from €1.5 million to €10 million and by reducing operational expenses by 30 per cent in just a year.
He redefined geographical strategy and began operations in key locations, while also accelerating diversification in industry sectors including telecommunications, nuclear, defence, infrastructure, construction and rail. Nicolas also set up sector and region sales organisation to increase client portfolio resulting in several new clients in 2015 with the support of a very competent new sales team.
In a career spanning three decades Nicolas is known to knuckle down to achieve best results.
Chief Financial Officer
Louise Willot joined Assystem in 2013 as Financial Controller for the MPH business unit taking over the position of CFO of MPH in 2015. She was responsible for re-designing MPH’s finance and controlling function after the acquisition and implementing cross-functional job management processes and business plans computation for new implantations.
Managing a team of 25 from MPH’s Dubai office Louise ensures the company business objectives and financial gains remain on course.
Louise spent six years with Ernst & Young in Paris as an audit and advisory manager, where she gained her sound grounding in finance. She then spent 2 years in South Korea to set up E&Y local French Business Centre, providing financial expertise to Korean subsidiaries of French companies.
An industry expert with more than 25 years of successful experience in full life cycle recruiting and business development, Bernard Jacobin has a proven ability to foster relationships with C-Suite and senior executives in the oil & gas industry.
Bernard a process engineer began his career in 1990 with Alphatem Services in France and worked in the field gaining first-hand experience as project engineer on a solvent pyrolysis pilot project. During his time there he worked in various roles including sales and as Quality Assurance Manager. The field knowledge gained early in his career stood him well to take on the role of Director of Operations with MPH in 1997.
In 2014 Bernard moved to Dubai and took over the position of Commercial Director. In this role he continues to develop the business in the oil & gas and nuclear sector across the globe supported by a strong team in its offices in Russia, Malaysia, Singapore, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, China, Nigeria and France.
Nazneen Ishack has over a decade of experience under her belt as a Recruitment specialist and has worked in various roles as recruitment consultant and deputy recruitment manager before taking on the role of Operations Director in 2011.
In her role as Operations Director Nazneen brings vast experience and manages a team of 28 people who service global accounts such as Total, Shell, Technip, Sidem, Veolia, Dusup, Saudi ARAMCO, Saipem, Areva, Alstom and Siemens. Her experience in recruitment holds her in good stead with her colleagues where she earns their respect for knowing the business inside out providing senior counsel to clients and internally.
Legal, Tax & HR Manager
Olga Simachkova joined MPH in 2015 and is responsible for the company’s legal, tax and HR functions as well as managing MPH Contracts team. She heads the division with a team of 6 in MPH offices in Paris, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia and Qatar.
Olga has over 13 years’ experience in Oil & Gas industry for Russian and international operators and contractors in various legal roles. However, she began her career as a lecturer of Constitutional Law at Sakhalin Institute of Humanitarian and Technological Science. She moved into a corporate role with a position as a legal counsel and interpreter at a local airline, Sakhalinskie Aviatrassy Airlines. She was quickly headhunted as Legal Counsel for its affiliated company - a joint-venture organisation, Aviashelf Aviation Company & Sakhalin Bristow Air Services Ltd.
Prior to joining MPH, Olga had moved to Dubai working with Lukoil and KCA Deutag Drilling GmbH as Senior Legal Counsellor where she spent three years managing the contracts and other legal matters.
Olga has a degree in Commerce and Law, from Moscow State University of Commerce.