Leadership Team

Mathias (Matt) Bruneau  – Managing Director –  Regional Center Europe

Mathias joined SBM Offshore as Managing Director of the Regional Center Europe in August 2017. He counts over 25 years’ experience in the global Oil & Gas industry, and began his career with Stena Offshore Ltd (UK), later to become Coflexip Stena, Technip Coflexip and then Technip FMC. Here he worked in over 7 countries, managing multi-site businesses and held various senior positions in Offshore and Subsea EPCI Contracting, most recently as COO Subsea Africa & India. Mathias is a Graduate in Civil Engineering and holds BSc and MSc degrees from INSA, Rennes, France.

Martijn Elbers – Managing Director –  Kuala Lumpur

Martijn was appointed Managing Director of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre in September 2016. He joined SBM Offshore in June 2011 as VP Sales & Marketing (Monaco) before becoming Business Development Director for Europe & Africa (Schiedam) in 2013. Here he developed and implemented a structured approach towards customer relationship management and country entry planning. Martijn started his career with Bluewater Energy Services as Technology and Development Engineer, and has held various senior positions in Sales & Marketing over the past 10 years. He is a Graduate of the Department of Marine Technology of Delft University of Technology, with a specialization in Hydromechanics (2002).

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Oliver was appointed to his current position in August 2015.   He joined SBM Offshore in May 2012 as Group Sales & Marketing Director.  His accomplished track record in the Oil & Gas Industry spans globally, working in key deep water areas such West Africa, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and Asia Pacific regions. During his 20 year career to date, he has held various senior positions, including Vice President and Managing Director within companies such Subsea 7, Halliburton / Brown & Root and ABB Lummus Global. Oliver holds an Honors degree in International Business Management from the University of Brighton, UK.

John Perkins – Lead Executive Project Director  Monaco

John was appointed Lead Executive Project Director in November 2016. He joined SBM Offshore in 2007 as a Senior Project Manager, and has subsequently led many successful SBM Offshore projects, including the Okha, OSX2, Cidade de Maricá and Cidade de Saquarema FPSOs during the EPC stage.  As Lead Executive Project Director / FPSO Product Line Director of Projects, John is responsible for overseeing all FPSO projects executed by SBM Offshore, combined with the leadership of worldwide Project Management resources. John began his career in the offshore oil and gas field with Brown & Root in Bahrain in 1977 following graduation, and has worked in Project and Business roles in the industry ever since. He holds an honors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bristol University, UK.

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Stein Rasmussen – Managing Director – Houston

Stein is Managing Director of our Houston Execution Centre. He brings over 20 years of international experience in offshore facilities, and joined SBM Offshore in June 2011 as VP P&TD, Houston, moving to VP Engineering in September 2012, and Houston Managing Director in December 2013. Prior to joining SBM, Stein worked for Technip (USA) and more recently was President of Aker Solution ED&S (Houston). He holds a MS in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University, USA.

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Giuseppe Stani – Managing Director – Gas, Power & Renewables

Giuseppe was recently appointed Managing Director of SBM Offshore’s Gas, Power & Renewables Product Line. This group focalizes business planning, business acquisition, product development and framing, and project execution for floating renewable energy systems, floating cryogenic gas systems and floating power generation systems. Giuseppe joined SBM Offshore in 2013 from Eni where he held the roles of Development Director and Development Manager. Prior to 2008, he held various positions in Saipem, from Project Manager to Manager of the leased FPSO business line. Giuseppe is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano.

Oivind Tangen – Managing Director – Operations

Oivind was appointed Managing Director of Operations in December 2016. He joined SBM Offshore in 2002, as operations readiness engineer. He has subsequently acquired a rich background of international projects and operational management, from Nigeria to Angola and Nova Scotia, Canada. Returning to Monaco in 2014, Oivind held the position of Group Strategy Director and subsequently Director of Group Execution Functions. As Managing Director of SBM Operations, Oivind manages SBM Offshore’s global portfolio of floating and fixed offshore assets. Oivind began his career in offshore engineering with ABB Offshore Systems in Oslo, and holds an MsC in Naval Architecture from Trondheim University in Norway and a Master’s Degree in MEDEA (Energy, Environmental Management & Economics) from ENI Corporate University in Milan.

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Bernard van Leggelo – Managing Director FPSO Business Unit

Having previously held the role of Group Executive Managing Director, Bernard will now focus his attention on building upon what he has achieved thus far on the FPSO Business Unit.  He originally joined SBM in 1995 as Director of Operations in Houston, moving to Houston Managing Director in 2007, before being appointed SBM Group Executive Managing Director in December 2013. Bernard previously worked for Offshore Technology and Sparta in positions ranging from Project Manager to Director and holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the Ecole Centrale and an M.S. in Ocean Engineering from the University of Connecticut.