Board member of Occidental Petroleum and McDermott International. Former Chairman and CEO of Schlumberger, and board member Saudi Aramco
“In a period when free trade is being questioned and immigration is under scrutiny from governments, the ability of business to continue to operate world-wide will depend on its capacity to attract mobile top talent to facilitate business relationships in international operations. Top talent will not be mobile if partners are excluded from the workplace in an age when women are increasingly part of the professional workforce. Today’s communication technology and social media cannot replace the experience of living and working in another country and culture. Permits Foundation has made significant progress and merits all our encouragement and support.”
Mr Gould is a Board member of Occidental Petroleum and McDermott International. He is Partner and Chairman of the CSL Capital Management Energy Council and Chairman of Kayrros Advisory Board. He is Chairman of the BCG Advisory Centre for Energy Impact.
Following his 37-year career with Schlumberger serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2011, he was chairman of BG Group from 2012 until its sale to Shell in 2016. He was previously a board member at Saudi Aramco and Rio Tinto. He served on the United Kingdom Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology from 2004 to 2007. He was Vice-chairman of Technology for the United States National Petroleum Councils’ 2007 report “Facing the Hard Truths about Energy.” In addition, he was awarded the Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal by the Society of Petroleum Engineers in 2014.
Mr. Gould has an undergraduate degree in Economic History from the University of Wales at Cardiff. He holds an honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and is an Honorary Fellow at Cardiff University.