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Jean Riboud

Schlumberger, Limited

1965 - 1985

Utilities & Energy

Military ServiceArmy (French)
1960 b. 1919
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateEcole des Sciences Politiques
Personal
Born-Died1919 - 1985
BirthplaceFrance
RaceWhite
FatherExecutive, Low-/Mid-Level
Era - 1960

Riboud is credited with building the world’s leading oilfield testing company. During his tenure, he produced a 19-fold increase in revenue (to $6.4 billion) and a 44-fold increase in earnings (to $1.2 billion), often producing results that were the best in the world. His success was generated through a commitment to long term planning, a dedication to research, and a strong decentralized management structure.