Case study - Galp Energia

Galp Energia

In the wake of massive oil and gas finds in the Santos basin off the Brazilian coast, Portugal's national oil company, Galp Energia, was deepening and expanding its upstream organisation and, as there is no oil and gas exploration or production in Galp's home market, we had to go elsewhere for senior exploration managers. Our expertise in global search is exactly why Galp chose Ad Capita Executive Search to strengthen its E&P team.

Using our partnerships with oil and gas E&P specialists in London and international research specialists in Brussels, we contacted over 100 managers in 14 countries, from Canada to Kazakhstan, from Scotland to Indonesia, from Equatorial Guinea to Brazil, from UAE to USA. We travelled 30,000 km to meet and assess candidates. Our shortlisted candidates included seven nationalities expatriated in four different continents. We wanted the very best in the market, wherever they were and, according to our client, we got them.

Our client was delighted by the results and now has an outstanding new General Manager for its growing Angolan operation and one of the very best Oil & Gas Exploration Managers joining the Lisbon HQ team, as well a pool of top geoscience talent ready to be picked as the business develops. Galp E&P is now really world class.

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