Guillaume Larnicol

Guillaume Larnicol

Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa

How would you describe your management style and how has it changed over the years?

I believe in collaboration and team effort. I very often give a sport analogy when engaging with people. We can compare our field personnel, our crews running the tools at the clients’
location, to the team we see running on a football pitch. But that team won’t succeed without the support from the physio, the preparation team, and also the investors who are there to invest in our future wins.

How would you describe your day job to a child?

I see my job comparable to the conductor of a classical orchestra; making sure every instrument plays their own part, just how we need every department within our organisation to deliver their own agenda, whilst ensuring all instruments can be heard and all departments are informed and involved. We sometimes have to adjust our tempo and we sometimes have to adjust the instruments within the orchestra depending on the partition.

What three words would you use to describe your role?

Team, communication and goal.

If you could switch jobs, what would you be?

I would have liked to have been a doctor or work in the medical sector, but I can’t stand the sight of blood, so I wouldn’t have been very useful! Having been working for Expro for almost 20 years, I’ve always enjoyed my roles and I guess it’s all been down to the quality of interaction with the Expro community over the years.

Best place in the world you’ve been to and why?

Being French and knowingly arrogant when we talk about our own country, I would exclude that part of the world! So I would say New York - great food (a must for a French person), great cultural scene, great atmosphere, close to the sea for windsurfing, and the best marathon (although tough) I’ve ran so far.

What is on your bucket list?

There are a few marathons that I want to do: North Pole, Big 5 (which is running in the Kruger park among the big 5), then I would like to cross a sea or maybe an ocean on my windsurf or kitesurf.