READING, UK – Sir Robert Wilson has announced his intention to stand down as chairman of BG Group at the conclusion of the company’s Annual General Meeting in May 2012.
He will be succeeded by Andrew Gould, who is due to stand down in April 2012 as chairman of Schlumberger. In June 2011, Gould was appointed as a non-executive director of BG Group.
Wilson joined the BG Group board as a non-executive director in September 2002. He was appointed BG Group Chairman in January 2004. During his tenure as chairman the company grew from a market capitalization of £10 billion ($16 billion) to a business valued at approximately £45 billion ($72 billion).