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Rolls-Royce Appoints Tufan Erginbilgic as Chief Executive Officer

Our Bureau - : Jul 27, 2022 - : 9:19 am

Tufan Erginbilgic has been appointed Rolls-Royce Chief Executive Officer and executive director. He will take up his new role on Jan. 1, 2023, and will succeed Warren East who is stepping down at the end of this year.

Tufan, who has a background in engineering, has over 20 years with BP, with five years as part of its executive team. In his last role before leaving in 2020, he led BP’s downstream business, which included Refining, Petrochemicals, Service Station Network, Lubricants, Midstream operations, and the Air BP jet fuel operation. He has held several non-executive directorships in heavy industry and manufacturing companies, including at aerospace technology group GKN.

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Tufan Erginbilgic as chief executive. He is a proven leader of winning teams within complex multinational organisations, with an ability to drive a high-performance culture and deliver results for investors. He has extensive strategic and operational experience and a firm understanding of safety critical industries, including aerospace, as well as the challenges and commercial opportunities presented by the drive for low carbon technologies, said Anita Frew, Chair, Rolls-Royce.

“I am honoured to be joining Rolls-Royce at a time of significant commercial opportunity and strategic evolution as its customers embrace the energy transition,” said Erginbilgic. “I am determined to deliver the full potential of the market positions which the company has built over many years, through its engineering excellence and innovative technology, and to build a platform for growth in order to create value for all stakeholders.”


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