Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS) has appointed Andrew G. Inglis as chairman of the board and CEO, effective March 1. Current CEO Brian F. Maxted, a founding partner of Kosmos, will serve in the role of chief exploration officer and continue to serve on the board. As previously announced and simultaneous to Inglis’ appointment, John Kemp III, Kosmos’ current chairman of the board, will retire from the board of directors and from his consulting position with the company.
Inglis joined Petrofac Ltd. in January 2011, having spent 30 years with BP, most recently as CEO of its exploration and production business. He was an executive director on the BP board between 2007 and 2010. From 2004 to 2007, he was BP executive vice president and deputy chief executive of E&P, with responsibility for BP's growth areas, including Azerbaijan, Angola, Algeria, the Gulf of Mexico, Egypt, Trinidad, and the Asia-Pacific region. He is a former non-executive director of BAE Systems plc and TNK-BP Ltd. Inglis holds a master’s degree in engineering from Pembroke College, Cambridge University. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Maxted has served as CEO since January 2011. Prior to taking on the role of CEO, he served as COO of the company. Before co-founding Kosmos in 2003, Maxted was senior vice president of exploration for Triton Energy, where he led a series of discoveries offshore Equatorial Guinea, Malaysia, and Colombia. He holds a master’s degree in organic geochemistry and petrology from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Sheffield.
Kosmos Energy is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on frontier and emerging areas along the Atlantic Margin. Its asset portfolio includes existing production and other development projects offshore Ghana, along with exploration licenses with hydrocarbon potential offshore Ireland, Mauritania, Morocco (including Western Sahara), and Suriname.