JEREMY ASHER was appointed as a director in April 2011. He currently serves as: chairman of Agile Energy Limited, a privately held energy investment company; chairman of Tower Resources plc, an oil and gas exploration company; a director of Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd., an oil and gas exploration and production company; and a director of Oil Refineries Limited, an independent refiner and petrochemicals producer. Until 2008, he served as a director of Process Systems Enterprise Limited, a developer of process simulation software. Since 2001, Asher also has served as a director and financial investor for various other enterprises.
From 1998 to 2001, he was CEO of PA Consulting Group, where he oversaw the company’s globalization and growth from 2,500 to nearly 4,000 employees and negotiated and managed the integration of PA’s acquisition of Hagler Bailly, Inc. Between 1990 and 1997, he acquired, developed and sold the 275,000-barrel-per-day Beta oil refinery at Wilhelmshaven in Germany. In the late 1980s, he ran the global oil products trading business of what is now Glencore AG, and prior to that spent several years as a consultant for what is now Oliver Wyman.
Asher is a graduate of the London School of Economics and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is also a member of the London Business School’s Global Advisory Council and serves as a member of the Engineering Advisory Board of Imperial Innovations plc, the commercial arm of Imperial College.