Supervisory Board of Directors

Sir Richard Olver


Sir Richard Olver served as Non-Executive Chairman of BAE Systems, one of the world's largest defence contractors, from 2004 until 2014.

Prior to joining BAE Systems, he had a 30+ year career with BP plc, where he served as Deputy Group Chief Executive of BP plc from 2003 and Chief Executive, Exploration and Production from 1998. He continued his association with BP as Deputy Chairman of TNK-BP from July 2004 until October 2006. He was a Non-Executive director of Reuters and Thomson Reuters from 1997-2008.

Sir Richard is also an adviser to Clayton, Dubilier and Rice as well as to HSBC. In the oil and gas industry, he is a Director of Sand Hill Petroleum SA and EdgeMarc Energy LLC and a partner of Edgewater Energy LLC.

In addition, Sir Richard is a member of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Business Advisory Group and also serves as a UK Business Ambassador.

Sir Richard is a chartered engineer with a First Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering from City University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Institution of Civil Engineering and City & Guilds London Institute.