Hugues graduated from the both reputable Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France and the French Petroleum Institute (IFP-School) with a MSc in Petroleum engineering. After working 9 years for a French independent IOC that took him to 4 continents and a multitude of environments, he decided to join Naphta in 2011. Working initially as Senior Drilling Engineer, he was later promoted to Head of Engineering then Drilling Project Manager embedded in the client organization. Within his 18 years of experience, Hugues has worked in multicultural teams and acquired both technical and managerial skills that allow him to adapt and handle a wide range of projects onshore and offshore. He currently resides in Austin, TX. When he doesn’t work, he enjoys spending time outdoor mountain biking with his sons.