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John Browne
Partner and Managing Director, Riverstone Holdings LLC
 
Mr. John Browne joined BP in 1966 and in 1984 he became Group Treasurer. In 1989, he became Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BP Exploration based in London. In September 1991, he joined the Board of The British Petroleum Company plc as a Managing Director. He was appointed Group Chief Executive on June 10, 1995. Following the merger of BP and Amoco, he became Group Chief Executive of the combined group on December 31, 1998 until 1 May 2007.  Mr. Browne was President of the Royal Academy of Engineering from 1996 -2011.

Mr. Browne is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a foreign member of the US Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was appointed a Trustee of the Tate Gallery on 1 August 2007 and Chairman of the Trustees on 26 January 2009. He was the Chairman of the Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance, which published its report in October 2010. He was appointed the UK Government’s Lead Non-Executive Board member in June 2010. He is Chairman of a variety of advisory boards.

He serves on the Boards of Directors of CODA Holdings and Cuadrilla. He was Chairman of the Advisory Board of Apax Partners LLC from 2006 - 2007. He was a Non-Executive Director of Goldman Sachs from 1999 to 2007, a Non-Executive Director of Intel Corporation from 1997 – 2006, a Trustee of The British Museum from 1995-2005, a member of the Supervisory Board of DaimlerChrysler AG from 1998 – 2001 and a Non-Executive Director of SmithKline Beecham from 1996-1999.

Mr. Browne was knighted in 1998 and made a life peer in 2001. He holds degrees from Cambridge and Stanford Universities.