14:00 | 03.01.2018
IHS Markit Appoints Two New Directors to its Board; Lance Uggla Assumes Role as Chairman and CEO
Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information,
analytics and expertise, today announced the appointments of Lord Browne
of Madingley and Nicoletta Giadrossi as new directors of the company.
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John Browne (The Lord Browne of Madingley) (Photo: Business Wire)
Also, Lance Uggla, the company’s president and chief operating officer,
became chairman and CEO of IHS Markit on January 1, 2018, following the
previously announced retirement of chairman and CEO Jerre Stead on
December 31, 2017.
Uggla praised Stead as an exceptional leader and acknowledged how
valuable it was to have had the past year working with him. Uggla also
welcomed the additions of Lord Browne and Giadrossi to the board.
“We believe Lord Browne’s financial and energy industry expertise will
enable him to contribute significant managerial, strategic and financial
oversight skills,” Uggla said. “Similarly, Nicoletta’s extensive
business experience in the industrial and energy sectors in Europe and
her consulting and private equity background bring a unique perspective
to the board. We’re delighted to have involvement and guidance from both
as we continue to deliver market-leading information and insight
solutions to our global customers and sustainable, profitable growth to
John Browne (The Lord Browne of Madingley) has been in the energy
business for 50 years. He joined BP plc in 1966, becoming its group
chief executive in 1995 until his retirement in 2007. During that
period, he grew BP’s shareholder value by around five fold and made the
company an active participant in seeking solutions to climate change. He
sat on the boards of various companies including Goldman Sachs Inc. and
Intel Corporation. Since then, until 2015, he was the joint head of the
renewable energy practice and managing partner of the London office of
Riverstone, a private equity partnership.
Lord Browne is presently on the board of Pattern Energy Inc., a
renewable energy company and chairman or member of the board of several
privately held entities with energy and technology interests.
He has a wide variety of not-for-profit interests in science and the
arts, including being chairman of The Crick Institute, a biomedical
research organisation, chairman of The Courtauld Institute, an arts
university and gallery, chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for
engineering and a member of the UK Government’s Research and Innovation
Board. He has previously been chairman of Tate, the UK Government’s
first lead independent director, chairman of its commission on higher
education and president of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is the
author of four books.
Lord Browne is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of
Engineering, the US Academy of Arts and Sciences and of many
professional societies. He holds degrees from Cambridge University and
Stanford University and has been awarded honorary degrees by some 20
other institutions around the word. He was knighted in 1998 and made a
life peer in 2001.
Giadrossi’s executive career has spanned 30 years in energy, engineering
and capital goods. She has been a senior advisor with Bain Capital
Partners in Europe since 2015. From 2014 to 2016, she was president,
Europe, Africa and India for Technip, an engineering company, and from
2012 to 2014, she was EVP, head of operations for Aker Solutions. Prior
to that, she was VP and general manager, EMEA for Dresser Rand. She
spent 10 years with General Electric Company in several executive
positions, notably general manager for GE’s Oil and Gas, Refinery &
Petrochemicals Division, a position she held until 2005.
In addition to her board service with IHS Markit, Giadrossi is a member
of the board of Cairn Energy plc, an Exploration & Production company
listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the FTSE 250, and of
Fincantieri SpA, a global shipbuilder, and Brembo SpA, an automotive
components OEM. The latter two companies are listed on the Italian Stock
Exchange and part of the Italian MIB.
Giadrossi started her career at The Boston Consulting Group. She holds a
BA in economics and mathematics from Yale University and an MBA from
Harvard Business School.
About IHS Markit (www.ihsmarkit.com)
IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information,
analytics and expertise for the major industries and markets that drive
economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information,
analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and
government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep
insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has
more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 85
percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial
institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to
sustainable, profitable growth.
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