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Jean-Flavien FAME

Co-Fonder & Managing Partner of FBC Consulting
Licensed Legal Counsel and International Petroleum Consultant

A dual-qualified lawyer, graduated from French and US universities in Business Law, Contract Law, Energy & Environmental Law ; Jean-Flavien FAME has over twenty (20) years of working experience within the energy (oil & gas) and project sectors.
Early in his career, Jean-Flavien worked for Shell in Gabon and Nigeria where he held several management positions. He served as Tax & Legal Advisor, Asset Development Advisor, Contract Manager, Audit & Compliance Manager and Supply Chain Manager.
After leaving Shell, and prior to co-creating FBC Consulting, Jean-Flavien worked with a local law firm (cabinet d’avocats) in Gabon as a Consultant Legal Manager.


LLM (Master’s Degree) in Energy & Environmental Law (with honors) ; University of Connecticut School of Law
DEA (Post graduate Degree) in Contract Law ; University of Paris XI-Sceaux
Master’s Degree in Business Law (with honors) ; University of Toulouse I



Licenses & Associations

License to Practice Law in Gabon (August 2017)
Member of the Association of International Petroleum Negociators (AIPN)
Member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)


Energy Law
Contract Law
Business Law
Commercial Law
Employment Law
Supply Chain Management


Gas development & Energy Transition Expert

Paul J. Parks is a former Managing Director of Carbon-Limits Nigeria (CLN) and a founding partner of Carbon Limits AS of Norway. In this work, he has managed a large number of multi-disciplinary and complex projects on international energy and environment policies, climate change and development assistance projects.

CLN has focused on climate related projects and the energy sector and is a leader in these fields in Africa. In Gabon in 2015-16, he led a World Bank/GGFR project Identification of Gas Market Development and Gas Flaring Reduction Opportunities.
He managed the financial and economics department for the offshore division of a major US oil and gas company and subsequently was corporate economist with the largest gas pipeline company in the United States.
In the public sphere, he worked for the International Energy Agency in Paris dealing with global energy supply and policy issues. At the US State Department, he worked on global environmental health issues and the development of civil society in the Balkans.
On climate change, he is involved in some of the first and largest implementation projects under the Kyoto Protocol in West and North Africa, the Middle East, and Russia. He has worked on issues related to flared gas and gas marketing in Africa, the Middle East, and the countries of the Former Soviet Union.
His work experience includes major private corporations, the OECD (Paris), USAID, private consulting, and with donors such as the World Bank, UNDP, and EBRD.
His academic experience includes degrees in geology and economics as well as Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University.