ADS Advance – Rolls-Royce appoints Tufan Erginbilgic as CEO

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in Aeronautics / Defense

Posted on August 2, 2022

Rolls-Royce has appointed Tufan Erginbilgic as CEO and Executive Director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc, succeeding Warren East, effective January 1, 2023.

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Tufan (above), who has an engineering background, built his career in international business, including more than 20 years with BP, including five years with its management team. In his final role before leaving in 2020, he led BP’s downstream businesses, which included refining, petrochemicals, the service station network, lubricants, midstream operations and the Air BP jet fuel operation. During Tufan’s tenure, the business transformed, achieving record profitability and delivering record safety performance.

He has held several non-executive directorships in heavy industry and manufacturing companies, including the aerospace technology group GKN. He is currently a partner at Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a private equity firm that focuses on large-scale investments in infrastructure companies and manages $81 billion for investors.

Anita Frew, Chairman of Rolls-Royce, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Tufan Erginbilgic as Chief Executive Officer. He is a proven leader of winning teams within complex multinational organizations, with an ability to drive a high performance culture and deliver results for investors.

“He has extensive strategic and operational experience and a solid understanding of security-critical industries, including aerospace, as well as the business challenges and opportunities presented by the pursuit of low-carbon technologies. He has a strong experience in execution, delivery and creation I look forward to seeing it build on the strategic foundations that Rolls-Royce has laid in recent years.

Tufan Erginbilgic said: “I am honored to join Rolls-Royce at a time of significant business opportunity and strategic evolution as its customers embrace the energy transition. I am determined to deliver the full potential of the market positions the company has built over the years, through its engineering excellence and innovative technology, and to build a platform for growth in order to create value for all stakeholders. I look forward to working with customers, partners and the Rolls-Royce team around the world on the next successful chapter of this iconic global engineering brand.

Tufan Erginbilgic is currently a non-executive director of multinational transport vehicle manufacturer Iveco Group NV; energy, health and technology group DCC plc; and the energy company Türkiye Petrol Raminerileri A.Ş (Tupras). Tufan will review his involvement in these positions.


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