Former Schlumberger CEO, Andrew F. Gould joins McDermott's board
Gould who also served on Saudi Aramco's board, said that he was “pleased” to join the board at "a critical moment in the company's story"
New York Stock Exchange-listed multinational engineering, procurement, construction and installation company McDermott International has appointed Andrew F. Gould, former chairman and CEO of Schlumberger, to its Board of Directors, effective from 27 August, 2020.
A veteran, Gould has more than 40 years of experience in the global oil and gas industry. He currently serves on the board of Occidental Petroleum, and as a partner and chairman of the CSL Capital Management Energy Council.
He was previously a member of the board of directors of Saudi Aramco, Rio Tinto PLC, and Rio Tinto Ltd.
Gould’s 37-year stint with Schlumberger ended in 2011, when he retired from the role, following which he served as the chairman of BG Group, a multinational oil and gas company, from 2012 until it was sold to Royal Dutch Shell in 2016.
Commenting on Gould’s appointment, president and CEO of McDermott International, David Dickson, said: "Andrew's decades of experience in operations and financial leadership in the global oil and gas industry make him an invaluable addition to our Board of Directors.”
"We look forward to leveraging his expertise leading multinational companies and extensive industry knowledge as we advance McDermott's strategic direction."
Meanwhile, Gould said that he was “pleased” to join the board at "a critical moment in the company's story".
"I have seen what McDermott can achieve in many parts of the world and look forward to contributing to their future success."
Gould is a member of the board of trustees of The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
He has, formerly, also served on the UK 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."
Gould holds an honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and is an Honorary Fellow at Cardiff University. He has an undergraduate degree in Economic History from the University of Wales at Cardiff.