Genel Energy PLC (GENL.L)
GENL.L on London Stock Exchange
24 May 2019
24 May 2019
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|52||2017||Non-Executive Chairman of the Board|
|2019||Chief Executive Officer, Director|
|56||2019||Chief Financial Officer, Director|
|2012||Head - Government and Public Affairs|
|Head of Human Resources|
|58||2017||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|51||2017||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|66||2016||Senior Non-Executive Independent Director|
|2018||IR Contact Officer|
|Mr. Stephen James Whyte is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective 6 June 2017. He has almost 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. A significant part of his career has been spent at Royal Dutch Shell, where he held a variety of technical and commercial roles, and he also spent six years with UK Independent Clyde Petroleum, as Exploration Leader and then Commercial Director. Having left Royal Dutch Shell in 2011, Stephen became SVP, Europe and Central Asia, Commercial, for BG Group. Latterly he was Head of Exploration and Production at Galp Energia, Portugal's largest listed company, where he also served on the Board. In addition to his role at Genel, he is Non-Executive Chairman of Sound Energy plc and a Non-Executive Director of Echo Energy plc.|
|Dr. William (Bill) Higgs has been Chief Executive Officer, Director of Genel Energy Plc since April 8, 2019. He has previously been Chief Operating Officer at GENEL ENERGY PLC effective as of November 6, 2017. Dr. Higgs has nearly 30 years of global exploration, development and operations experience, including over five years in executive roles for independent Exploration and Production companies. He is a qualified geologist with extensive expertise in all engineering and other technical and commercial aspects of hydrocarbon development and production. Most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Ophir Energy plc, he was responsible for managing the global asset portfolio. Prior to joining Ophir he was Chief Executive Officer of Mediterranean Oil and Gas, overseeing the successful sale of the company in 2014. He previously spent 23 years at Chevron across a number of global roles, including responsibility for reservoir management of the giant Tengiz oil and sour gas field in Kazakhstan.|
|Mr. Esa Ikaheimonen has been Chief Financial Officer of Genel Energy Plc since July 3, 2017 and Director of the Company since April 8, 2019. He has over 25 years of oil and gas industry experience, most recently as Group CFO of leading publicly listed offshore drilling companies Transocean and Seadrill. Prior to that, he had a c.20 year career at Royal Dutch Shell, culminating in the role of Vice President Finance for Shell Africa E&P. Esa currently serves as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Vantage Drilling. He holds a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Turku, specialising in tax law and tax planning.|
|Mr. Stephen F. Mitchell is General Counsel of Genel Energy PLC. He has practiced as a lawyer for over 35 years. Prior to joining the Company he was Vice President – Group Legal with BHP Billiton plc and prior to that he was Group General Counsel and Head of Risk Management at Reuters Group plc, in which he advised on a broad range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance and compliance. Stephen was a partner in Freehills in Australia for six years prior to joining Reuters and holds a BEc and LLB from Monash University in Australia.|
|Mr. Pars Kutay is Head of Government and Public Affairs of Genel Energy PLC. He joined Genel in December 2010. Pars is responsible for developing, co-ordinating and implementing policies on government and public affairs in countries where we operate. Pars was a partner at AB Consultancy and Investment Services from 1995 to 2010. Between 1984 and 1995 he served in Turkey’s Undersecretariat of Treasury and Foreign Trade. He is a graduate of Law from Ankara University and holds degrees in International Finance and Environmental Law from Ankara University.|
|Ms. Gozde Tutanc is Head of Human Resources of Genel Energy Plc. Ms. Gozde has over 20 years’ experience in the telecom, consultancy, FMCG and media sectors. She joined Genel in 2014 as Head of Human Resources for Turkey and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Prior to joining the Company, Gozde worked in different HR management roles at Turkcell, a leading Turkish telecoms company, and held HR positions at DDIDevelopment Dimensions International and Coca- Cola. Gozde holds a BSc in Psychology from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, and an Executive-MBA certification from the Koc University in Istanbul.|
|Ms. Sarah Robertson is Company Secretary of Genel Energy PLC. Ms. Robertson was Deputy Company Secretary at Misys plc prior to joining Genel in July 2012. Previously she was Regional Head of Secretariat EMEA & the Americas for Standard Chartered Bank plc and had also held senior positions in the secretariat at RSA plc and Telewest Communications plc (now Virgin Media). Sarah is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and holds an MSc in corporate governance.|
|Mrs. Gulsun Nazli Karamehmet Williams is an Non-Executive Director of Genel Energy PLC. She has experience in managing and leading large corporations. Between 2004 and August 2014 Nazli worked at Digiturk, a leading satellite broadcasting network. She was Chief Content Officer between 2007 and August 2014, with primary responsibility for overseeing all content acquisitions, production and creative services (including on-air promotion and print TV guides) and overall content strategy. Until 2013 Nazli was also a board member of Turkcell lleti im Hizmetleri A. a l eading G SM o perator i n Turkey. Turkcell’s shares trade on the Istanbul (IMKB) and New York Stock Exchanges (NYSE).|
|Mr. Timothy (Tim) Paul Bushell has been Non-Executive Independent Director of GENEL ENERGY PLC since September 11, 2017. He is Chairman of the HSSE Committee. Mr. Bushell is a qualified geologist with over 35 years' experience working in the oil and gas sector. He is currently on the Boards of Petro Matad, Rockhopper Exploration, and Point Resources. Previously, he spent a decade as CEO of Falkland Oil & Gas, was a co-founder of Core Energy, and was Managing Director of Paladin Resources Norway. Prior to Paladin, he worked at British Gas, Ultramar and Lasmo. He is a Non-Executive Director at Petro Matad, Rockhopper Exploration, and Point Resources.|
|Mr. Martin Gudgeon is an Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr Gudgeon has significant financial and corporate experience, and is a Partner at PJT Partners. Prior to joining PJT Partners, he worked at Blackstone for eight years, serving as a Senior Managing Director, and was the Chief Executive at Close Brothers Corporate Finance. Before that, Mr Gudgeon was at Hill Samuel, including two years on secondment to Macquarie Bank in Sydney, Australia.|
|Mr. George W. Rose is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Genel Energy PLC. Hebrings with him recent and relevant financial experience. Until March 2011 George served as the Group Financial Director and member of the Board of BAE Systems plc a position he held for 13 years. George is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has a wealth of experience in governance to draw on from his former appointment as Non-Executive Chairman of the Audit Committee of Laing O’Rourke plc amongst other appointments. George is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Experian plc and on 16 February 2016 George was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of EXPO 2020 LLC. George retired from the Board of National Grid plc in July 2013, where he served as a Non-Executive Director and was Chairman of the Audit Committee. Other past Non- Executive Directorships include Orange plc and Saab AB. He was previously a member of the UK’s Financial Reporting Review Panel and the Industrial Development Advisory Board. George’s earlier career consisted of several financial management positions in the automotive sector, at Ford Motor Company, Leyland Vehicles Ltd and the Rover Group.|
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