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Leadership | Executive Bios

 

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2015. He previously held the role of Managing Director of Technology, managing the Technology side of KBC's business including technology development, customer support and strategy development. Prior to joining KBC Andrew worked for Schlumberger, holding senior management positions related to oil and gas development and production, and for Aspen Technology (Hyprotech) where he managed technology development for the oil and gas industry. He started his process engineering career with BP Exploration and has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge. Andrew is a member of the Executive Committee and was first appointed as a Director of KBC in April 2014.

Chief Commercial Officer

Kevin was appointed as Chief Commercial Officer on 1 January 2015. He previously held the role of Managing Partner with responsibility for overseeing KBC’s consulting business, including all aspects of related business development, project execution and innovation. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President, responsible for KBC’s Organisational Consulting business which has grown since its inception with the acquisition of TTS Performance Systems Inc where he was Vice President of Operations at the time of acquisition by KBC in 2006. He previously worked for EQE International Inc, an ABS Group company, and Kimberly Clark Corp, with whom he holds five patents. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennesse, Knoxville. Kevin is a member of the Executive Committee.

Executive Vice President, Sales

Tom brings over 25 years of global sales and operational leadership experience in the energy and technology markets.  He joined Yokogawa in January 2016 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of Yokogawa Venture Group concentrating on M&A planning and execution, including the acquisitions of Industrial Knowledge and KBC. Tom previously worked at Honeywell in various sales and operational leadership roles including Vice President and Director in their Hi-Spec Solutions advanced application division. Tom served in Honeywell's Asia Pacific operations based in Singapore and also service as President of MyPlant, a Honeywell and Microsoft-funded web solutions venture. In addition, Tom served in executive leadership roles at SCIenergy (SaaS energy management), INOVx Solutions (3D asset virtualisation), and Progressive Gaming. Tom started his career as a process control engineer where he consulted, designed and implemented model predictive control solutions at oil refineries and chemical plants around the world.  He holds a BSc Chemical Engineering from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Tom is a member of the Executive Committee.

Senior Vice President, Global Operations

Bill was appointed as Senior Vice President, Global Operations, on 1 January 2015.  He previously held the role of Senior Partner and Geomarket Leader for North America for several years.  Prior to that he was Executive Vice President Americas, responsible for Sales and Operations for the Americas region.  Bill has also led KBC's Americas Operations group, managed and rapidly grew the KBC RAM business line, and was head of Mergers and Acquisitions when TTS Performance Systems and Veritech were acquired in 2006.  He previously worked for Monsanto Company and AlliedSignal at several US locations with site leader at AlliedSignal's Baton Rouge site his final position previous to joining KBC in 1999.  He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  Bill is a member of the Executive Committee.

Chief Technology Officer

Mike was appointed as Chief Technology Officer on 1 January 2015, having most recently held the post of Senior Vice President, R&D. Mike's work with KBC has always been in process simulation and engineering software development, starting with the development of Petrofine in the mid-1980s and then both developing and managing R&D over a broad range of technology and application developments including Petro-SIM and related products. Mike holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge and learnt his trade while a research associate at Edinburgh University and ICI working on dynamic process simulation. Mike is a member of the Executive Committee.

Senior Partner

Ramón is responsible for mentoring the Technical Partners and future Consulting Partners of the company, as well as ensuring the core process and technical skills of KBC are enhanced and developed. A chemical engineer with over 40 years of experience, Ramón started his career at Exxon Research and Engineering Co in the USA, where he held various technical roles. He joined KBC in 1986 and helped conceive, develop and lead many Profit Improvement Programmes worldwide. He has previously led the Research and Development group, and the regional business development and operations groups of KBC. Ramón holds a BS in Chemical Engineering. Ramón is a member of the Executive Committee.

Strategy and Corporate Development Manager

Duncan is responsible for developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining strategic initiatives across KBC. His appointment comes after 10 years of advising Boards and deal teams on corporate development activities formerly at engineering company, AMEC, and latterly in a variety of roles in KBC. The earlier years of his career involved advising on operational risk and HSE issues on high profile cross-border M&A transactions in oil refining and E&P across Europe, central Asia and USA. Duncan holds a BSc (Hons) Biology & Geography from the University of Exeter and MBA (Distinction, Beta Gamma Sigma) from Cass Business School, specialising in Strategy and Corporate Finance. Duncan is a member of the Executive Committee.

Company Secretary

James has been with KBC since 2000 having gained financial experience via a degree in finance, training in a London accountancy practice and senior roles in 2 public companies. He has the role of SVP Financial Planning and Analysis and was appointed Company Secretary in April 2016. As Company Secretary he is responsible for administration of board affairs as well as legal, statutory and compliance matters.

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