In 2014 we witnessed some of the most controversial, surprising – and tragic – leadership changes to the energy industry in years. Europe in particular witnessed some seismic shifts, further highlighting the lack of veteran heavyweights now in circulation among the continent’s leading energy players.
In this slideshow, we highlight five international leaders who have come and gone, and briefly examine the effects these changes could have on their respective companies and on the wider energy community as a whole. Have a look at the slideshow to find out who these leaders are...
This year we have already seen some big changes in the oil and gas industry. Maria das Graças Silva Foster, who resigned as Petrobras CEO, has been replaced by Brazil's state banker Aldemir Bendine. Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin has been named the new Chief Executive Officer and President of Malaysia's national oil company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas).
So, who might be the next industry leader to be replaced – or leave, and why? What specific qualities will the new leaders covered in this article need to move their companies forward – and what are the key challenges facing them? Please add your comments below.
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