Jean-Claude Boubée, MD of Berkeley Energy Ventures S.A., Geneva, a boutique investment-banking firm, has served as chief executive and board member of several E&P companies, both private and public. He is currently on the Board of Surya Energy Ventures Ltd, focused on India upstream. He was the co-founder and CEO of Hemisphere Oil Resources (London) a niche oil trading company. Previously he worked in private equity (MD, Vendome Développement S.A., Paris), strategic consulting (McKinsey & Co., Paris, Milan, Madrid) and banking (Chase Manhattan, Paris). He has an MBA from UC Berkeley and a business degree from HEC Paris.