Joulon, a leading partner to energy companies worldwide and backed by global investment firm KKR, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Watson as Group CEO of Joulon.
Dean brings over 25 years of experience in the energy industry to Joulon. He joins the company from AkerSolutions, where he was COO and Executive Vice President. Prior to AkerSolutions, he held a range of senior roles at Schlumberger across the world, including Vice President of Operations at Integrity Schlumberger (UK), President of Schlumberger DTR (US), Vice President of Schlumberger Global Deepwater Operations (France) and Vice President of Schlumberger Drilling and Measurements (Russia), among others.
As CEO, Dean will leverage his experience managing integrations, enhancing businesses and overseeing a spectrum of projects for large-scale businesses in excess of a billion dollars. At Joulon, he will look for opportunities to sustainably grow Joulon’s business, deliver exceptional service to our clients, build on Joulon’s culture of excellence, and enhance shareholder value.
Of his appointment, Dean said: ‘‘I am delighted to accept this role at Joulon, the global partner of choice for leading energy industry companies. This is a terrific opportunity to join a world-class organization with both an experienced leadership team and global employees who are committed to meeting customers’ needs. I look forward to working alongside Joulon’s global team to seek new ways of enhancing performance and delivering value to our partners.”
Dean possesses several active patents and is an active member of the IMECHE, IOGP and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and has a Finance qualification from IMD, Lausanne Switzerland.