Tim Bushell and Martin Gudgeon were appointed as independent non-executive directors of Genel Energy, the company announced Monday.
Bushell, a qualified geologist with over 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, has worked at British Gas, Canada's gas company Ultramar and leading British oil and gas exploration and production company Lasmo previously, according to the company's press release.
Gudgeon has significant financial and corporate experience, and is a partner at global advisory-focused investment bank PJT Partners. Prior to joining PJT Partners, he worked at U.S. financial services group Blackstone for eight years, serving as a Senior Managing Director and was the Chief Executive at Close Brothers Corporate Finance, according to the press release.
In April, the company announced that Tony Hayward retired from his duty as Chairman of Genel Energy, and Stephen Whyte, a former Royal Dutch Shell employee, was appointed to take over.
“I am delighted to welcome Tim and Martin to Genel Energy. Both bring significant relevant experience to the Board, and I look forward to working with them as we continue to build on the momentum in the business and deliver on our strategic objectives.” chairman Whyte said in the press release.
Genel Energy is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in London with offices in Ankara and Erbil with the main bulk of their operations in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) region of Iraq.
By Muhsin Baris Tiryakioglu