Summit Energy Evolution Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, are pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Samuel CBE, as a strategic advisor to the board of directors. Andy will bring his knowledge, strategic thinking and coaching abilities both to the board of SEEL and the executive management of Sumitomo Corporation Europe Ltd as we seek to expand our Energy Transition businesses.
Andy retired as Chief Executive of the North Sea Transition Authority at the end of 2022 and has a long track record in executive management and strategic thinking in the Oil and Gas and Energy Transition industries.
Andy was appointed as Chief Executive of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) in January 2015 with the remit initially to Maximise Economic Recovery of the UK’s oil and gas resources. He successfully set up the organisation and through collaborative working with industry and government steered the OGA strategy to encompass Net Zero and the Energy Transition resulting in the re-purposing of the organisation as the North Sea Transition Authority.
Prior to the OGA, Andy held a variety of executive and leadership roles at BG Group for 20 years, including Managing Director Europe, Exploration and Production. Andy holds a BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD from London University and is an accredited coach through Meyler Campbell Mastered executive coaching.
Paul Lafferty, CEO of SEEL commented:
“I am extremely pleased to welcome Andy as a strategic advisor to the board of SEEL. Andy will bring invaluable knowledge and expertise to both SEEL and the wider Sumitomo Corporation as we seek to maximise opportunities to fulfil Sumitomo’s Net Zero ambitions.”
Ko Akiyama, GM Mineral Resources & Energy, Head of Energy Innovation Initiative and SEEL Board Member, from Sumitomo Corporation Europe stated:
“As an advisor to the Board of SEEL Andy will add an extra dimension to the breadth of knowledge and our strategic thinking as we enhance our Energy Transition credentials in the UK and Europe. I am also looking forward to Andy working with the wider Sumitomo Corporation Europe Senior Management team as we grow our portfolio over the coming years.”
Andy Samuel commented:
“I am pleased to support SEEL and Sumitomo Corporation Europe at this crucial time in the energy transition. I have been very impressed with the breadth and depth of expertise and global reach of the Corporation and see it playing a very significant role helping solve several of the world’s pressing issues.”
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About Sumitomo Corporation Group's Next-Generation Energy Business
Sumitomo Corporation Group is highly active in the UK as one of the world-leading countries in decarbonization, aligning with our aim to collaborate with energy companies around the world to achieve carbon neutrality from the local to regional scale and provide a significant contribution to mitigating climate change, one of the themes of its midterm management plan “SHIFT2023”.