4D Advisory Committee
The 4D Advisory Committee is a group of recognized industry leaders who act as a sounding board for the 4D team and in this capacity contribute their expertise and counsel on matters of general strategic interest to 4D GEA, the 4D Funds and the portfolio companies in light of their experience in the industry.
The Advisory Board currently consists of two recognized industry leaders, as follows:
Sadek Boussena is a former President of OPEC (1990 - 1991). He was Minister of Energy and Industry for Algeria from 1988 to 1991, Chairman of SONATRACH, the Algerian national oil company from 1988 to 1990 and a member of the OPEC Board of Governors from 1981 - 1988. Between 1992 and 2015 he has been a Professor at the Institute of Energy, Grenoble, France. He has been a Senior Associate at CERA (Cambridge Energy Research Associates) and subsequent to joining 4D was an advisor to Société Générale on strategic issues related to the Oil and Gas business.
Philippe Collas is investor and Board member of NewAlpha AM and Bi SAM Technology. He was previously Senior Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Société Générale, member of the executive committee (2006-2008), and Chairman and CEO of Société Générale Asset Management (SGAM) between its creation in 1997 and 2005. His entire career has been with the Société Générale group, as head of the Asset Management division of Société Générale (1995-1997), and previously in human resources (1991-1995), investment banking (1988-1991) and capital markets (1976-1988), having joined the group in 1976. Philippe was a member of Fund I investment committee between 2003 and 2010.