Centrica plc is pleased to announce that Carlos Pascual is to be appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective from 1 January 2015. Carlos will become a member of Centrica's Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees.
Carlos Pascual has held a number of senior positions in the energy industry and is a senior leader in energy geopolitics and economic and commercial development. He has recently joined Columbia University as a Fellow and Senior Research Scholar at the Centre on Global Energy Policy. Until August 2014, Carlos Pascual was Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, acting as senior adviser to the US Secretary of State on energy issues. He has also served as US Ambassador in Mexico and Ukraine.
Rick Haythornthwaite, Chairman of Centrica said: "I'm delighted to welcome Carlos as a Non-Executive Director. He brings a wealth of experience with his exceptionally strong international background in energy affairs. Carlos is a rich addition to the mix of the Centrica Board.”
There is no information required to be disclosed under Listing Rule 9.6.13R in respect of Carlos Pascual’s appointment.
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Carlos Pascual is a senior leader integrating issues of national security, energy geopolitics and economic and commercial development. He served as US Ambassador in Mexico from 2009 to 2011 and in Ukraine from 2000 to 2003, developed two new State Department bureaus on energy and conflict, directed foreign policy research at the Brookings Institution and authored four books.
On 1 September 2014, Carlos Pascual joined Columbia University as a Fellow and Senior Research Scholar at the Centre for Global Energy Policy, where he is teaching and writing on the geopolitics of energy.
Between 2011 and 2014, Carlos Pascual established and directed the US State Department’s Energy Resources Bureau. As Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, he was the senior advisor to the Secretary of State on energy issues. Pascual led the Department’s work on energy diplomacy across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, the geopolitical impacts of the shale gas revolution, power sector initiatives to create market incentives for clean and renewable energy, and the development of commercial strategies to bring energy access to those without it.