Laurent Lafont

SVP Corporate Development,
Oil & Gas Council

Laurent has been part of the Group since its inception. He has been involved in business/corporate development, marketing/communication within the Oil & Gas and Energy sectors (including renewables) for over 10 years. He participated in the area of investor relations for some of our clients within the Oil and Gas Council, strategically positioning companies to new potential sources of investment and connecting them to business partners.

Laurent is as well a liaison between the council’s network of African NOCs and governments and our wider universe of clients and sponsors, contributing to expand our network and activities on the continent.

Laurent started his career as an Associate in the mortgage banking sector; that still nowadays nourishes a passion for real estate outside the Oil & Gas Council. Among various areas of interest, from music to cultural history, Laurent also spares no efforts to forge himself a connoisseur of Burgundy wines. He has an MSc in International Business and Management with distinction from the Aix Marseille Université, and a MA/BA in History and Geography.

United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7384 8056
Bedford House
69-71 Fulham High Street


T: +65 6590 3978
78 Shenton Way

Houston - USA

T: +1 713 353 4633
Two Allen Center, 1200 Smith Street, Floor 16, Suite 6061

Houston, TX, 77002


Lagos - Nigeria

T: +44 787 550 6366
No. 92 Oduduwa Crescent,
G.R.A., Ikeja
Lagos State

South Africa

+27 21 001 3884
Great Westerford
Corner Main Rd & Dean Street
Newlands 7700
Cape Town