The passing of Dominique Fache
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On 28th July, Dominique Fache, member of the Global Energy International Award Committee, passed away.

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Dominique Fache completed his studies at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1972, with a major in engineering. He began his professional career with the Sophia-Antipolis Foundation and science park, created in 1970 in southeastern France for the development of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and IT.

In 1987, he left his position as deputy director of Sophia-Antipollis to head the consultative company TSD & Stratech International Science Park Consulting.

In the 1990s, the “Russian period” began in Fache’s career.
• From 1993 to 2003, he served as vice-president and general director for Russia and the CIS countries of the Schlumberger Group, one of the world’s biggest oil servicing companies.
• From 2003 to 2005, he acted as adviser to the Russian Technical Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers exhibition on exploration and production. Several thousand industry specialists take part in the event each year.
• From 2006-2007, he was a member of the board of the Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK), Russia’s largest coal company.
• From 2007-2008, he served as general director for Russia and the CIS of leading Italian energy company Enel S.p.A.
• From 2008-2013, he was chairman of the board and president of Enel Russia. He was also a member of the supervisory council of the Market Council and of the Council of Power Producers – non-commercial partnerships and the principal regulators of the Russian electricity market.

In 2013, Dominique Fache returned to the Sophia-Antipolis science park, now as a member of the board of directors. But he also continued to take part in business projects in Russia and CIS countries. In 2015, he became a member of the board of directors of KEGOC (Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company) and in 2016, became Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russian Technological Fund – RTF – that he created and set up in the 1990s for the commercialisation of advanced projects in energy.

In addition to his native French, Dominique Fache was fluent in English and Russian and also spoke conversational Italian and Spanish. By virtue of his considerable international authority in the sector, he founded the Nice Club, which regularly conducted a European energy forum. He also organised a series of conferences and festivals linked to science and innovation for the Sophia-Antipolis science park.

The Global Energy Association hereby wishes to express its condolences to Dominique Fache’s family and close friends.


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July 2021