Puma Energy appoints René Médori as new Chairman

Puma Energy, a leading global energy business, today announces the appointment of Mr René Médori as non-Executive Chairman of Puma Energy Holdings Pte Ltd (“Puma Energy” or the “Company”).

Mr Médori, who holds dual French and British nationality, succeeds Graham Sharp on 3rd March 2020. He brings significant experience to the Board of Puma Energy from his Executive roles in the Energy and Natural Resources sectors. Médori was previously Chief Financial Officer of Anglo American, and Group Finance Director of The BOC Group. He currently holds Non-Executive Directorships at Newmont, Vinci and he is also Chairman of Petrofac.

Mr. Médori’s appointment to Chair of the Puma Energy Board comes at a time when the Company’s Executive Management team is focused on accelerating delivery of its customer-led five-year growth strategy and balance sheet restructuring, under Chief Executive Officer Emma FitzGerald. He brings to Puma Energy his deep knowledge of the sector. His direct experience of international best practice in corporate governance and operating responsibly in emerging markets will be invaluable to the company.

Emma FitzGerald, Chief Executive of Puma Energy said:

“I am delighted to welcome René to our Board. He will work closely with our Management team and shareholders as we focus on delivering Puma’s new customer-led strategy and deliver on our purpose to energise communities and support the energy transition in the markets that we serve. I would also like to thank Graham Sharp for his guidance as Chairman and look forward to his continued and strong support to the Board of Puma Energy as a Non-Executive Director.”

René Médori, incoming Chairman of Puma Energy commented:

“I am delighted to be joining Puma Energy as it enters a new chapter to help it to execute its mission to energise communities around the world in pursuit of growth and prosperity. Responding to changing energy needs will be central to achieving sustainable profitable growth and I look forward to supporting Emma and her team deliver their strategic initiatives.”