Last updated: 26 May 2017 04:29 GMT
Appointed: As Non-Executive Director on 2 June 2011 and as an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer on 21 November 2011. Tony stepped down as Chief Executive Officer and was appointed as Chairman of the Board on 12 July 2015.
Committee memberships: Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
Key skills and experience: Tony has extensive leadership experience and knowledge of the global oil and gas industry both at a macro and micro level having previously acted as Group Chief Executive of BP plc from 2007 to 2010. He was Chief Executive for BP plc’s upstream activities and a member of the main board of BP plc from 2003. Prior to this, in 2000, he was appointed BP’s Group Treasurer where he gained significant experience in financial markets.
Current external appointments: Tony is the Non-Executive Chairman at Glencore plc and a Partner and member of the Advisory Board of AEA Capital.
Previous relevant experience: Tony has also served on the boards of TNK-BP, Corus and Tata Steel.
Appointed: 24 April 2017
Key skills and experience: Stephen Whyte 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.
Current external appointments: Stephen is Non-Executive Chairman of Sound Energy plc and a Non-Executive Director of Echo Energy plc.
Appointed: As an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer 12 July 2015
Key skills and experience: Murat Özgül joined Genel in 2008 as Chief Commercial Officer and was responsible for leading its merger with Vallares PLC in 2011. From his roles within Genel Murat brings his experience within the industry, leadership, and foreign affairs to the Board.
Previous relevant experience: Prior to joining the Company, Murat was the CEO of INTA Spaceturk, an imaging satellite operating company, and held engineering and managerial positions at Roketsan and INTA Defense.
Appointed: 2 June 2011.
Committee memberships: Chairman of the Audit Committee, member of the Remuneration Committee, and member of the Nomination Committee.
Key skills and experience: George brings 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.
Current external 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.
Previous relevant experience: 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.
Appointed: 19 May 2011.
Key skills and experience: Nathanial brings with him extensive experience in financial markets and in managing and leading global businesses.
Current external appointments: Nathaniel was appointed Executive Chairman of Volex plc in November 2015 following his appointment to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in October 2015. Nathaniel is a member of the Belfer Center’s International Council at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Previous relevant experience: Until January 2013, Nathaniel was a Non-Executive Director of Barrick Gold Corporation, the world’s largest gold company. He was previously Co-Chairman of Asia Resource Minerals plc.
Appointed: 21 November 2011.
Committee memberships: Member of the Remuneration, Nomination and HSSE Committees.
Key skills and experience: Mehmet brings with him his expertise in foreign affairs and the oil and gas industry having previously served as Director for International Government and Corporate Affairs at BG Group (2005-2011) and as a Turkish diplomat in Ankara, Beijing, Brussels and Paris (1986-1994).
Current external appointments: Mehmet is currently Chairman of Global Resources Partnership, a natural resources strategy group. In February 2016 Mehmet was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Saudi Crown Holding. He was also appointed as an Independent Board member of Şişecam Group in April 2015 and as the Energy Charter Secretary – General’s special envoy for the MENA region in March 2013. Since September 2013 he has led the Bosphorus Energy Club, a gathering of top energy, investment and geopolitical executives in Eurasia, MENA and Southeast Europe.
Previous relevant experience: Mehmet served as the head of the OECD’s global forum on international investment and regional outreach programmes (2000-2005) and the Principal Administrator for Asia-Pacific and Latin America at the International Energy Agency (1994-2000).
Key skills and experience: Nazli 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.
Previous relevant experience: Until 2013 Nazli was also a board member of Turkcell lletisim Hizmetleri A.S a leading GSM operator in Turkey. Turkcell’s shares trade on the Istanbul (IMKB) and New York Stock Exchanges (NYSE).
Appointed: 19 April 2012.
Committee memberships: Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit, Nomination and HSSE Committees.
Key skills and experience: Chakib has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry through various roles held at Schlumberger, an international oilfield services company. Chakib was the 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 adviser to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schlumberger (since 2010) and held various senior operational roles prior to 1999. Through the various roles Chakib has held at Schlumberger he has gained extensive experience in HSSE, foreign affairs and managing and leading an international business.
Current external appointments: Chakib is an Independent Director of SNC-Lavalin.
Appointed: 19 January 2016.
Committee memberships: Chairman of the HSSE Committee and member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.
Key skills and experience: Simon has recent experience within the industry having formerly held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Premier Oil plc between 2005 and 2014. Prior to being appointed as CEO Simon held a number of senior operational roles at Premier Oil including Operations Director between 2003 and 2005. Through his experience and ongoing external appointments Simon provides additional insight into the international oil industry, governance, financial and HSSE matters.
Current external appointments: Simon is currently a Non-Executive Director of Triyards Holdings Limited where he also serves as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees. He is also a Non-Executive Adviser to the Board and CEO of Pico Petroleum Limited, a privately owned exploration and production company based in Cairo.
Previous relevant experience: Until May 2016 Simon was the Chairman and a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Loyz Energy Limited.
Appointed: 16 March 2017
Key skills and experience: Tolga has current experience within the energy sector as CEO and Deputy Chairman of Bilgin Enerji Yatirim Holding A.Ş and has held this position since 2014. Bilgin Energy is one of the largest companies within the Turkish renewable energy sector. Through his current role and various positions held at Bilgin Energy managing the development of wind, hydro and thermal energy projects, Tolga brings experience in management, leadership and project financing to the Board.
Current external appointments: Since 2006 Tolga has served as the Chairman of the Wind Power and Hydropower Plants Businessmen’s Association.