Genel Energy - Board of Directors

Rodney Chase, CBE

Rodney Chase, CBE
Independent Chairman

Rodney Chase was appointed as Chairman of the Board on 2 June 2011. He is aged 70.

Committee memberships: Chairman of the Nomination Committee and member of the Health, Safety, Security and Environment Committee.

Skills and experience: In February 2012, Rodney was appointed the Non-Executive Chairman of Computer Sciences Corporation in Washington DC, where he has served on the Board of directors since 2001. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tesoro Corporation and Hess Corporation.

Rodney has served on the Boards of Petrofac Limited as Non-Executive Chairman, Tesco as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman, TNK-BP as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman, B.O.C as Non-Executive Director and as Senior Independent Director of Diageo and as a Director of Nalco Holding Co.

Rodney retired from full-time employment with BP plc in 2003 after over 38 years’ service covering all of the major businesses of the BP Group. He spent four years as Head of Finance/Group Treasurer and five years as Chairman/CEO of BP America based in Ohio before joining the parent Board in 1992. He served on the BP plc Board for 11 years, first as Chief Executive Officer of Marketing & Refining, then Chief Executive Officer of Exploration & Production, and from 1999 as Deputy Group Chief Executive.

Rodney was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1999.

Julian Metherell

Julian Metherell
Executive Director & CFO

Julian Metherell was appointed to the Board as an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer on 21 November 2011.

Skills and experience: Julian is currently a Non-Executive Director of GASLOG LNG Shipping and a Trustee of the Royal Opera House.

Julian has 22 years’ banking experience, primarily in the energy sector and was until 2011 a Partner at Goldman Sachs and Chief Executive Officer of their UK investment banking business. Prior to that, he was a Director in the European energy Group at Kleinwort Benson.

Julian holds a BSc (Hons) from Manchester University and an MBA from Cambridge University.

Sir Graham Hearne

Sir Graham Hearne
Independent Non-Executive Director

Graham Hearne was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 2 June 2011.

Committee memberships: Member of the HSSE Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Skills and experience: Sir Graham currently serves as Chairman of Braemar Shipping Services Group plc. He is a Non-Executive Director at Rowan Companies Inc. He served as Chairman of Enterprise Oil plc between 1991 and 2002 and as Chief Executive from 1984 to 1991. He has also served as a director of a number of public and private companies including Courtaulds plc (where he was Finance Director), Gallaher Group PLC, Wellcome plc, Reckitt & Colman plc as well as Novar plc and Catlin Group Limited (where he was Chairman). He qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1959 and practised law in England and the US from 1959 to 1967, following which he joined as an executive of the Industrial Reorganisation Corporation and then as an Executive Director of NM Rothschild & Sons Limited.

Sir Graham was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1990 and a Knight Bachelor in 1998.

The Honourable Nathaniel Rothschild

The Honourable Nathaniel Rothschild
Non-Executive Director

Nathaniel Rothschild was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 19 May 2011.

Skills and experience: Until January 2013, Nathaniel was a Non-Executive Director of Barrick Gold Corporation, the world’s largest gold company and was previously Co-Chairman of Bumi plc.

Nathaniel is a member of the Belfer Center’s International Council at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

He holds an MA in History from Oxford University.

Mark R Parris

Mark R Parris
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark Parris was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 November 2011.

Committee memberships: Member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Skills and experience:Mark is a retired career diplomat with service in the Near East and former Soviet Union. He was US Ambassador to Turkey from 1997 to 2000 and served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Near East/South Asian affairs at the National Security Council. Since leaving government, he has been active in US–Turkey NGO work and has written and spoken widely on Turkey and the surrounding region, including onissues relating to energy. He is Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he was founding director of the Institution’s “Turkey 2007” project. He has also served as Counselor to the Turkish Research Programme of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the American Turkish Council, a trade organisation.

Mark is a magna cum laude graduate (BSFS) of Georgetown University and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Murat Yazici

Murat Yazici
Non-Executive Director

Murat Yazici was appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director on 21 November 2011.

Skills and experience: Murat sits on the Boards of various national and multinational companies operating in Turkey and was the founding Chairman of Petroleum Platform Association, a founder of the Energy and Climate Change Foundation and member of various otherprofessional associations.

Murat is the founding and managing partner of Yazici Law Offices, which is one of Turkey’s leading international law firms, representing clients in their transactions in Turkey and abroad since 1989. He has practiced in the oil and gas and energy industries for over forty years and has represented multinational clients ininternational transactions. Previously, Murat worked in legal and managerial positions in the oil and gas industry in Turkey and taught corporate law at Middle East Technical University as an adjunct professor.

Tony Hayward

Tony Hayward
Executive Director & CEO

Tony Hayward was appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director on 2 June 2011 and as an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer on 21 November 2011.

Skills and experience: Tony is the Non-Executive Chairman at Glencore plc, a Partner and Member of the Advisory Board of AEA Capital and a Member of the Advisory Board of Numis Corporation plc. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, Aston University and the University of Birmingham. He has also served on the Board of TNK-BP, Corus and Tata Steel. Tony was Group Chief Executive of BP plc from 2007 to 2010 having joined BP plc in 1982 as a rig geologist in the North Sea. Following a series of technical and commercial roles in Europe, Asia and South America, he returned to London in 1997 as a member of the Upstream Executive Committee. He became Group Treasurer in 2000, Chief Executive for BP plc’s upstream activities and a member of the main Board of BP plc in 2003.

Tony studied Geology at Aston University in Birmingham and holds a PhD from Edinburgh University.

Jim Leng

Jim Leng
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Jim Leng was appointed to the Board as Senior Independent Non-Executive director on 2 June 2011.

Committee memberships: Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee.

Skills and experience: Jim is a Director and Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Alstom SA.He is also Chairman of AEA Europe, a private equity partnership.

From 2010 to 2013, he was a Director and from August 2012 Chairman, of HSBC Bank plc. From 2003 to 2008 he was Chairman of Corus Group plc and subsequently Deputy Chairman of Tata Steel of India.

Other past Non-Executive Directorships include, Pilkington plc, Hanson plc IMI plc and TNKB Limited.

In an executive capacity, Jim was Chief Executive Officer of Laporte plc and before that Low & Bonar plc. His early business years were spent at John Waddington plc where he was Managing Director of a number of their subsidiaries.

George Rose

George Rose
Independent Non-Executive Director

George Rose was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 2 June 2011.

Committee memberships: Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Nomination Committee.

Skills and experience: George is Non-Executive Chairman of the Audit Committee of Laing O’Rourke PLC. He is a Non-Executive Director of Experian plc and a Board member of The Industrial Development Advisory Board, providing advice to the UK’s Secretary of State for Business on applications for financial assistance.

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. He was also on the Board of BAE Systems plc until March 2011, where he had served as Group Finance Director for 13 years. Other past non-executive directorships include Orange plc and Saab AB. He was previously a member of the UK’s Financial Reporting Review Panel. 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.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Mehmet Öğütçü

Mehmet Öğütçü
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mehmet Öğütçü was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 November 2011.

Committee memberships: Member of the Nomination Committee and the Health, Safety, Security and Environment Committees.

Skills and experience: Mehmet is currently Chairman of the Global Resources Partnership, a regional energy finance, investment and strategy Group. Mehmet was appointed in March 2013 as the Energy Charter Secretary-General’s special envoy for the MENA region. He leads Bosphorus Energy Club, a gathering of top energy, investment and geopolitical executives in Eurasia, MENA and Southeast Europe since September 2013.

Previously, Mehmet served as Director for International Government and Corporate Affairs at BG Group, the head of the OECD’s Global Forum on international investment and regional outreach programmes (2000-2005), the Principal Administrator for Asia-Pacific and Latin America at the International Energy Agency (1994-2000), a Turkish diplomat in Ankara, Beijing, Brussels and Paris (1986-1994), Deputy Inspector at Is¸ Bankasi, NATO Research Fellow, the EU’s Jean Monnet Fellow and adviser to the late President Turgut Ozal.

Gulsun Nazli Karamehmet Williams

Gulsun Nazli Karamehmet Williams
Non-Executive Director

Gulsun Nazli Karamehmet Williams was appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director on 21 November 2011.

Skills and experience: Between 2004 and August 2014 Mrs Karamehmet Williams 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. Previously, she worked for the advertising and sales division at BSkyB in London.

Nazli was also a Board member of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. a leading GSM operator in Turkey, until 2013. Turkcell’s shares trade on the Istanbul (IMKB) and New York Stock Exchanges (NYSE).

Nazli attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York, USA, from 1996 to 1999 and holds a BA in Communications from Richmond University, UK.

Chakib Sbiti

Chakib Sbiti
Independent Non-Executive Director

Chakib Sbiti was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 19 April 2012.

Committee memberships: Chairman of the HSSE Committee and member of the Political Risk Committee.

Skills and experience: Chakib has over 30 years’ experience at Schlumberger, an international oilfield services company, where he was Executive Vice President of Oilfield Services from 2003 to 2010 and President Asia from 1999, a role which was expanded to include the Middle East for the period 2001 to 2003. He has also been special advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schlumberger (since 2010) and held various senior operational roles prior to 1999.

Chakib studied Electrical Engineering in France and holds a MSc from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Igénieurs in Caen, France.

Rodney Chase, CBE

Rodney Chase, CBE
Independent Chairman

Rodney Chase was appointed as Chairman of the Board on 2 June 2011. He is aged 70.

Committee memberships: Chairman of the Nomination Committee and member of the Health, Safety, Security and Environment Committee.

Skills and experience: In February 2012, Rodney was appointed the Non-Executive Chairman of Computer Sciences Corporation in Washington DC, where he has served on the Board of directors since 2001. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tesoro Corporation and Hess Corporation.

Rodney has served on the Boards of Petrofac Limited as Non-Executive Chairman, Tesco as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman, TNK-BP as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman, B.O.C as Non-Executive Director and as Senior Independent Director of Diageo and as a Director of Nalco Holding Co.

Rodney retired from full-time employment with BP plc in 2003 after over 38 years’ service covering all of the major businesses of the BP Group. He spent four years as Head of Finance/Group Treasurer and five years as Chairman/CEO of BP America based in Ohio before joining the parent Board in 1992. He served on the BP plc Board for 11 years, first as Chief Executive Officer of Marketing & Refining, then Chief Executive Officer of Exploration & Production, and from 1999 as Deputy Group Chief Executive.

Rodney was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1999.

Tony Hayward

Tony Hayward
Executive Director & CEO

Tony Hayward was appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director on 2 June 2011 and as an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer on 21 November 2011.

Skills and experience: Tony is the Non-Executive Chairman at Glencore plc, a Partner and Member of the Advisory Board of AEA Capital and a Member of the Advisory Board of Numis Corporation plc. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, Aston University and the University of Birmingham. He has also served on the Board of TNK-BP, Corus and Tata Steel. Tony was Group Chief Executive of BP plc from 2007 to 2010 having joined BP plc in 1982 as a rig geologist in the North Sea. Following a series of technical and commercial roles in Europe, Asia and South America, he returned to London in 1997 as a member of the Upstream Executive Committee. He became Group Treasurer in 2000, Chief Executive for BP plc’s upstream activities and a member of the main Board of BP plc in 2003.

Tony studied Geology at Aston University in Birmingham and holds a PhD from Edinburgh University.

Julian Metherell

Julian Metherell
Executive Director & CFO

Julian Metherell was appointed to the Board as an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer on 21 November 2011.

Skills and experience: Julian is currently a Non-Executive Director of GASLOG LNG Shipping and a Trustee of the Royal Opera House.

Julian has 22 years’ banking experience, primarily in the energy sector and was until 2011 a Partner at Goldman Sachs and Chief Executive Officer of their UK investment banking business. Prior to that, he was a Director in the European energy Group at Kleinwort Benson.

Julian holds a BSc (Hons) from Manchester University and an MBA from Cambridge University.

Jim Leng

Jim Leng
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Jim Leng was appointed to the Board as Senior Independent Non-Executive director on 2 June 2011.

Committee memberships: Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee.

Skills and experience: Jim is a Director and Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Alstom SA.He is also Chairman of AEA Europe, a private equity partnership.

From 2010 to 2013, he was a Director and from August 2012 Chairman, of HSBC Bank plc. From 2003 to 2008 he was Chairman of Corus Group plc and subsequently Deputy Chairman of Tata Steel of India.

Other past Non-Executive Directorships include, Pilkington plc, Hanson plc IMI plc and TNKB Limited.

In an executive capacity, Jim was Chief Executive Officer of Laporte plc and before that Low & Bonar plc. His early business years were spent at John Waddington plc where he was Managing Director of a number of their subsidiaries.

Sir Graham Hearne

Sir Graham Hearne
Independent Non-Executive Director

Graham Hearne was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 2 June 2011.

Committee memberships: Member of the HSSE Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Skills and experience: Sir Graham currently serves as Chairman of Braemar Shipping Services Group plc. He is a Non-Executive Director at Rowan Companies Inc. He served as Chairman of Enterprise Oil plc between 1991 and 2002 and as Chief Executive from 1984 to 1991. He has also served as a director of a number of public and private companies including Courtaulds plc (where he was Finance Director), Gallaher Group PLC, Wellcome plc, Reckitt & Colman plc as well as Novar plc and Catlin Group Limited (where he was Chairman). He qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1959 and practised law in England and the US from 1959 to 1967, following which he joined as an executive of the Industrial Reorganisation Corporation and then as an Executive Director of NM Rothschild & Sons Limited.

Sir Graham was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1990 and a Knight Bachelor in 1998.

George Rose

George Rose
Independent Non-Executive Director

George Rose was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 2 June 2011.

Committee memberships: Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Nomination Committee.

Skills and experience: George is Non-Executive Chairman of the Audit Committee of Laing O’Rourke PLC. He is a Non-Executive Director of Experian plc and a Board member of The Industrial Development Advisory Board, providing advice to the UK’s Secretary of State for Business on applications for financial assistance.

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. He was also on the Board of BAE Systems plc until March 2011, where he had served as Group Finance Director for 13 years. Other past non-executive directorships include Orange plc and Saab AB. He was previously a member of the UK’s Financial Reporting Review Panel. 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.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

The Honourable Nathaniel Rothschild

The Honourable Nathaniel Rothschild
Non-Executive Director

Nathaniel Rothschild was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 19 May 2011.

Skills and experience: Until January 2013, Nathaniel was a Non-Executive Director of Barrick Gold Corporation, the world’s largest gold company and was previously Co-Chairman of Bumi plc.

Nathaniel is a member of the Belfer Center’s International Council at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

He holds an MA in History from Oxford University.

Mehmet Öğütçü

Mehmet Öğütçü
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mehmet Öğütçü was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 November 2011.

Committee memberships: Member of the Nomination Committee and the Health, Safety, Security and Environment Committees.

Skills and experience: Mehmet is currently Chairman of the Global Resources Partnership, a regional energy finance, investment and strategy Group. Mehmet was appointed in March 2013 as the Energy Charter Secretary-General’s special envoy for the MENA region. He leads Bosphorus Energy Club, a gathering of top energy, investment and geopolitical executives in Eurasia, MENA and Southeast Europe since September 2013.

Previously, Mehmet served as Director for International Government and Corporate Affairs at BG Group, the head of the OECD’s Global Forum on international investment and regional outreach programmes (2000-2005), the Principal Administrator for Asia-Pacific and Latin America at the International Energy Agency (1994-2000), a Turkish diplomat in Ankara, Beijing, Brussels and Paris (1986-1994), Deputy Inspector at Is¸ Bankasi, NATO Research Fellow, the EU’s Jean Monnet Fellow and adviser to the late President Turgut Ozal.

Mark R Parris

Mark R Parris
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark Parris was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 November 2011.

Committee memberships: Member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Skills and experience:Mark is a retired career diplomat with service in the Near East and former Soviet Union. He was US Ambassador to Turkey from 1997 to 2000 and served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Near East/South Asian affairs at the National Security Council. Since leaving government, he has been active in US–Turkey NGO work and has written and spoken widely on Turkey and the surrounding region, including onissues relating to energy. He is Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he was founding director of the Institution’s “Turkey 2007” project. He has also served as Counselor to the Turkish Research Programme of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the American Turkish Council, a trade organisation.

Mark is a magna cum laude graduate (BSFS) of Georgetown University and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Gulsun Nazli Karamehmet Williams

Gulsun Nazli Karamehmet Williams
Non-Executive Director

Gulsun Nazli Karamehmet Williams was appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director on 21 November 2011.

Skills and experience: Between 2004 and August 2014 Mrs Karamehmet Williams 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. Previously, she worked for the advertising and sales division at BSkyB in London.

Nazli was also a Board member of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. a leading GSM operator in Turkey, until 2013. Turkcell’s shares trade on the Istanbul (IMKB) and New York Stock Exchanges (NYSE).

Nazli attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York, USA, from 1996 to 1999 and holds a BA in Communications from Richmond University, UK.

Murat Yazici

Murat Yazici
Non-Executive Director

Murat Yazici was appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director on 21 November 2011.

Skills and experience: Murat sits on the Boards of various national and multinational companies operating in Turkey and was the founding Chairman of Petroleum Platform Association, a founder of the Energy and Climate Change Foundation and member of various otherprofessional associations.

Murat is the founding and managing partner of Yazici Law Offices, which is one of Turkey’s leading international law firms, representing clients in their transactions in Turkey and abroad since 1989. He has practiced in the oil and gas and energy industries for over forty years and has represented multinational clients ininternational transactions. Previously, Murat worked in legal and managerial positions in the oil and gas industry in Turkey and taught corporate law at Middle East Technical University as an adjunct professor.

Chakib Sbiti

Chakib Sbiti
Independent Non-Executive Director

Chakib Sbiti was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 19 April 2012.

Committee memberships: Chairman of the HSSE Committee and member of the Political Risk Committee.

Skills and experience: Chakib has over 30 years’ experience at Schlumberger, an international oilfield services company, where he was Executive Vice President of Oilfield Services from 2003 to 2010 and President Asia from 1999, a role which was expanded to include the Middle East for the period 2001 to 2003. He has also been special advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schlumberger (since 2010) and held various senior operational roles prior to 1999.

Chakib studied Electrical Engineering in France and holds a MSc from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Igénieurs in Caen, France.