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G4S appoints new global head of oil and gas sector

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Staff writer | Crawley, United Kingdom | April 11, 2013
G4SApril 11, 2013, Crawley, United Kingdom - G4S, a security solutions group and major supplier to the oil and gas sector, has appointed Brian Christie as global director of its oil and gas business.
Mr. Christie has more than 30 years of extensive oil industry expertise and knowledge, ranging from hands-on production and drilling experience in the North Sea as a technical service engineer and a drilling engineer, to launching and developing successful oilfield service businesses in Europe, the Middle East, West Africa, Asia, Russia and other former Soviet states.

He joins G4S from Champion Technologies Inc., an oilfield chemical company, where he has worked for the past 10 years. At CTI he began his career in marketing and business development for Eastern Hemisphere, working his way up to senior divisional manager for the diverse Asia, Russia and Caspian regions.

In 2008, he was appointed to the corporate executive strategy team where he helped to develop an innovative strategic plan which turned the business into a market leader. Prior to this, Mr. Christie worked for Baker Hughes for 16 years in various technical and regional management positions.

Mr. Christie holds a degree in engineering from Aberdeen University, a post-graduate diploma in oil and gas offshore engineering and an MBA from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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