Laurent is a Senior International Executive, with over 20 years experience in General Management and Business Development. He now leads the Projects and Severe Service BU as Executive Vice President at Velan inc. a World Leader in Valve Manufacturing.
Laurent holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the Institut d’études politiques de Strasbourg and a master’s degree from the École de Management de Reims.
His career trajectory includes working in various capacities for oil companies, as well as valve companies for over 15 years. He spent a significant part of his career overseas, in Brazil, France, the UK and the UAE among other places. After spending a decade at Vallourec across different countries, he joined Tyco Valves and Controls as the Director Global Sales for the oil & gas division, overseeing sales that exceeded $800 million.