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Francois Bardi

Partner, Houston
Leads enterprise transformations in the energy industry and helps companies address industry disruptions via novel growth strategies and operational excellence fueled with digital technologies

About Francois

Francois applies 20 years’ experience to develop strategies and improve the operations of energy and industrial-goods companies. He is particularly focused on partnering with CEOs, business-unit leaders, and boards to drive enterprise-wide transformations.

Francois likes to augment proven approaches with novel and tailored solutions to solve his client’s toughest problems. His clients appreciate his candid input and laser focus on value creation supported by innovative yet pragmatic solutions anchored in his industry experience.

Examples of Francois’s recent client work include the following:

  • turning around a distressed integrated oil and gas company facing bankruptcy, delivering a multibillion-dollar improvement in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA), and getting access to new financing
  • turning around a private-equity-backed company, and delivering 15 percent EBITDA improvement
  • transforming the upstream business of an international oil company, leading to an annual multibillion-dollar cost reduction
  • creating and implementing the corporate strategy of a major oilfield-services company
  • improving US-asset-retirement and site-remediation operations for a major international oil company, leading to an annual $200 million cost reduction
  • improving drilling and completion operations for an unconventional business unit, leading to a 15 percent reduction in total well cost

Before entering consulting, Francois worked at a multinational oil and gas corporation in various positions spanning engineering, large capital projects, and operations. He is an advisory board member to the Catholic Charities of Galveston in Houston.

Past experience

Boston Consulting Group
Principal, oil and gas practice

ExxonMobil
Global advisor in the upstream production company

Education

The University of Texas at Austin
PhD, engineering mechanics
MSc, aerospace engineering

Centrale Graduate School
BSc, engineering