Olivier Naegellen Roy, an IFP School graduate, to lead the BPIA Caserne Carnot

31 August 2021
Photo of Olivier Naegellen Roy

On July 16, 2021, Olivier Naegellen Roy, a graduate of the Petroleum Products and Powertrains program (PPM, 2005), the predecessor of IFP School’s Energy and Products program, was appointed Commander of the Joint Petroleum Base (BPIA) Caserne Carnot in Chalon-sur-Saône.

Mr. Naegellen Roy is a first-class Chief Engineer, a graduate of the École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan (class of 1992) and the École supérieure et d’application du matériel in Bourges. 

He has extensive international experience, having served in former Yugoslavia, Chad, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Afghanistan.

Mr. Naegellen Roy began his career in 2005 at the Service des essences des armées (SEA, now the Service de l’énergie opérationnelle). Promoted to Senior Engineer the following year, he worked at the SEA’s Regional Joint Department in the Mediterranean (DRIMED) in Marseille, where he oversaw oil operations and supplies in southeastern France.

From 2008 to 2013, he worked at the Planning and Operations Center of the French Armed Forces (Paris) as a Petroleum Support Expert, and then at the Operational Support Office of SEA’s Central Department. He was responsible for the design and conduct of oil operations in the Balkans, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. During his period, he was promoted to second-class Engineer (Lieutenant Colonel).

From 2013 to 2016, he joined NATO’s Allied Transformation Command in Norfolk, USA to develop multinational oil support cooperation.

In 2016, he headed the Operations and International relations of the SEA’s Central Department (Paris), where he established an oil crisis management unit and created the SEA’s Operational Staff.

Promoted to first-class Chief Engineer (Colonel), he became an Energy Expert at the École d’état-major (the School of Armed Forces, Paris) in 2018. He contributed to the transformation of the SEA into the Service de l’énergie opérationnelle and participated in the development of the defense energy strategy with the cabinet of the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly. In charge of setting up the Operational Energy Division of the French Armed Forces, he headed, within this new division, the "Energy Policy and Anticipation" Office from 2020 to 2021.

IFP School congratulates him on his exceptional career and this new appointment!

Photo copyright: Info-Chalon.com