John Browne

L1 Energy

Lord (John) Browne of Madingley is executive chairman of L1 Energy.

A native of England, Browne began his career at BP in 1966 as an apprentice. He joined the company's board in 1992 and served as group chief executive from 1995 to 2007. Browne has also served on the boards of boards of Intel, DaimlerChrysler AG, Goldman Sachs, and SmithKline Beecham.

In addition, Browne is a fellow of the Royal Society, a past president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and chairman of the trustees of the Tate Galleries.

Browne is the author of the memoir Beyond Business and the science book Seven Elements that Changed the World.

He is the first chief executive of a Fortune 500 company to publicly identify as gay.

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