Jérôme Halbout is a founding Partner of 4D Global Energy Advisors. His experience in the energy sector dates to 1992, as Head of the Energy Project Finance teams of Crédit Lyonnais and Lazard Frères & Cie. Subsequently Senior Banker, Head of the Energy/ Utilities Sector at Crédit Lyonnais, his responsibilities covered all of the bank's activities worldwide in the industry.
Before working in the finance industry, Mr. Halbout undertook 10 years of basic research at the CNRS in Paris and during post-doctoral work at the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago.
A graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, Mr. Halbout holds a Doctorat ès Sciences and is a Ph.D in Geochemistry from the University of Paris. He has chaired and participated in numerous industry panels, including as Energy Expert for the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME) and the Association for the Developement of Energy in Africa (ADEA), and is a member of the Paris Energy Club, a panel founded by the Institut Français du Pétrole (IFPEN). Mr. Halbout is a director of the GEP, the association of French oil services companies (2006-2012 and 2015-present) and served as a director of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Lyon) between 2003 and 2010. He teaches Finance for Energy at the Paris School of International Affairs, the MBA programme of Institut des Sciences Politiques (Sciences-Po Paris).
Mr. Halbout is a director of Africa Fortesa Corporation Ltd and Foroil SAS. In addition to his board positions in the 4D Global Energy companies and funds, he served as a director of a number of portfolio companies active in the upstream and services sectors of the Oil & Gas industry since 2004.