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François Perrodo (born 14 February 1977), is a French businessman, and the chairman of Perenco, an oil and gas company with operations in 16 countries,[1] which was founded by his father.

François Perrodo
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François Perrodo
Born
François Hubert Marie Perrodo

(1977-02-14) 14 February 1977 (age 42)
Singapore
NationalityFrench
Alma materSt Peter's College, Oxford
IFP School
INSEAD
OccupationBusinessman
Known forChairman, Perenco
Parent(s)Hubert Perrodo
Carrie Perrodo

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BiographyEdit

OriginEdit

François Perrodo was born on 14 February 1977 in Singapore. He is the son of Carrie and Hubert Perrodo, French businessman and founder of the independent oil group Perenco.

EducationEdit

François Perrodo has a degree in physics from St Peter's College, Oxford,[2] where he captained the University polo team in 1999.[3][4] He is now a member of Guards Polo Club.[3]

After an engineering degree in 2002 from the École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs (ENSPM) now called IFP School (French Institute of Petroleum), he received an MBA from INSEAD in Singapore.[5]

BusinessEdit

He is the president of the independent Franco-British oil company Perenco, after his father died in 2006 in a hiking accident near Courchevel, and has run the family business since 2007.[6]

Racing driverEdit

 
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR

Perrodo is a motorsport enthusiast, he started with classic car racing in 2010.[7][8]

He competes in endurance racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship, currently with the French racing team TDS Racing in the LMP2 class, having initially competed in the GTE Am class from 2013 until 2016. He has taken part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, V de V Series, Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, European Le Mans Series (ELMS), United SportsCar Championship and the 24 Hours Series.

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2013 Prospeed Competition LMGTE Am Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL SPA LMS
9
SÃO COA FUJ SHA 22nd 15
AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 BHR
3
2014 Prospeed Competition LMGTE Am Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL
Ret
SPA
6
LMS
Ret
9th 58
Porsche 911 RSR COA
8
FUJ
3
SHA
4
BHR
7
SÃO
5
2015 AF Corse LMGTE Am Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 SIL
2
SPA
2
LMS
3
NÜR
3
COA
3
FUJ
3
SHA
1
BHR
4
2nd 148
2016 AF Corse LMGTE Am Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 SIL
1
SPA
2
LMS
1
NÜR
2
MEX
2
COA
6
FUJ
2
SHA
2
BHR
3
1st 188
2017 TDS Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SIL
3
SPA
9
LMS
Ret
NÜR
8
MEX
7
COA
7
FUJ
4
SHA
6
BHR
9
14th 55
2018–19 TDS Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SPA
4
LMS
DSQ
SIL
7
FUJ
4
SHA
Ret
SEB
NC
SPA LMS 11th* 30*

* Season still in progress.

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2013   Prospeed Competition   Emmanuel Collard
  Sébastien Crubilé
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Am
298 36th 9th
2014   Prospeed Competition   Emmanuel Collard
  Markus Palttala
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Am
194 DNF DNF
2015   AF Corse   Rui Águas
  Emmanuel Collard
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 GTE
Am
330 26th 4th
2016   AF Corse   Rui Águas
  Emmanuel Collard
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 GTE
Am
331 27th 2nd
2017   TDS Racing   Emmanuel Collard
  Matthieu Vaxivière
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 213 DNF DNF
2018   TDS Racing   Loïc Duval
  Matthieu Vaxivière
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 366 DSQ DSQ
2019   TDS Racing   Loïc Duval
  Matthieu Vaxivière
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 366 8th 3rd

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bloomberg Business Week". Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  2. ^ "A Fabulous Gift - www.spc.ox.ac.uk". www.spc.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Guards Polo Club". Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Polo Archive". Archived from the original on 25 October 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Business Education Ranking".
  6. ^ "Verif.com". Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  7. ^ "European Le Mans Series". Archived from the original on 18 September 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  8. ^ "ProSpeed". Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.

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