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Mehmet Öğütçü was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 November 2011.
Committee memberships: Member of the Nomination Committee, the HSSE Committee, and the Remuneration Committee.
Skills and experience: Mehmet is currently chairman of the Global Resources Partnership, a natural resources 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 (2005-2011), 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.
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.