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Chris Finlayson named InterOil chairman

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Staff writer | Singapore | August 11, 2014
Chris FinlaysonAugust 11, 2014, Singapore - InterOil Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, has appointed former BG Group chief executive officer and Shell executive Chris Finlayson as chairman-designate.
Mr. Finlayson, who is a director of Lloyd’s Register, is the former Chief Executive of FTSE 100 company BG Group and a former Executive Vice President and Managing Director with Royal Dutch Shell.

Mr. Finlayson has nearly 40 years’ global experience and has led exploration and production ventures in Russia, Nigeria, Brunei, UK North Sea, Europe and Asia with BG Group and Shell, overseeing production of more than one million barrels of oil equivalent a day and directing several major capital projects.

Mr. Finlayson has more than 15 years’ senior level experience in the LNG industry, covering upstream development through to LNG shipping and marketing, and he has worked successfully with customers, joint venturers, national oil companies, and governments, particularly in major LNG-importing countries such as China, Japan and Korea. He will replace Gaylen Byker, after an appropriate handover.