Le pétrolier Perenco a promu l'un de ses cadres, Jean-Noël Bouassi-Bouassi, au poste tout nouvellement créé de “coordonnateur général des affaires africaines”.
The appointment of Perenco's technical director as head of the oil company's new Chadian subsidiary is likely to have a domino effect at the top. Of particular interest is who would take over from group general manager Benoît de la Fouchardière, who according to several sources may be on the way out of the door.
Though constitutionally speaking the role of first lady does not exist in Gabon, over the past two years Ali Bongo's wife has taken a much larger role. Her influence, albeit invisible and never mentioned in public, can sway public appointments from within the presidential office and key ministries through to the service providers to the regime.
With its nearly 25 million barrels of reserve a mystery field that is not on any map of Gabon's offshore blocks, has caught the attention of the family French-British firm Perenco. In turn dubbed Roussette, Espadon, then finally Sardine, this [.