Pierre Carassus - Head of LNG Shipping & Offshore Finance - Societe Generale

Pierre Carassus


Head of LNG Shipping & Offshore Finance
Societe Generale

Pierre has 15 years experience in the shipping and offshore finance industry.

He has structured and executed debt financings and advisory mandates on different asset types including LNG carriers, FSRUs, FPSOs, drilling and other vessels for various contractors across the globe.

In particular Pierre has led and structured a number of financings for top tier names across the LNG value chain (LNG carriers, FSRU, FLNG and LNG bunkering), including in the capacity of structuring and bookrunning bank. He has advised LNG shipowners on various matters including ECA financings and capital market solutions. He also sits at the investment committee of the SEA\LNG coalition, which promotes LNG as maritime fuel.

Pierre joined Societe Generale’s LNG Shipping & Offshore Finance team in 2014. He now heads the team which is based predominantly in London and has a global remit. Formerly, he spent 8 years in Singapore where he worked in two of the shipping and offshore industry’s leading banks (ING and Natixis). During this time he acquired an in-depth knowledge of the global and regional maritime markets.

Pierre has a Masters in Management from Audencia Nantes (School of Management / Grande Ecole), obtained in 2006. He has also obtained in 2020 a Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management issued by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

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