The Board of Directors of Noble Group Limited have announced that Mr. Peter James O’Donnell has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the company with effect from 11 May 2017.
Mr. O’Donnell formerly served as a Non-Executive Director of the company from 15 March 1999 to 1 January 2007, and as an Executive Director and Senior Executive Vice President of the Company during 2010. He possesses as a result a deep understanding of Noble’s business and culture and helped to guide the Company’s development across a variety of business cycles and challenges.
Speaking about the appointment, Richard Elman, Chairman of the Noble Group said, “I am delighted that Jamie, who has been associated with Noble for over two decades, will return to our Board. We welcome him warmly and look forward to benefitting from his knowledge of our business and his practical expertise in both the physical and financial markets, further underpinned by his extensive knowledge of Asia.”
Mr. O’Donnell is a Managing Director and co-founder of UCL Asia Limited, an investment holding company. Prior to co-founding UCL Asia in 1999, Mr. O’Donnell was a Director at General Oriental Investments Limited, the industrial holding company of the late Sir James Goldsmith. Prior to this he worked in New York and Hong Kong at Bankers Trust Company, a NY-headquartered money center bank. He has also worked with EXOR S.p.A., advising that company on investment opportunities both in Asia and around the world. In this capacity he served as EXOR’s representative to the Board of JRE (i.e., Jardine-Rothschild-EXOR) Holdings Limited.
Mr. O’Donnell is a co-founder and Director of The Genomic Trust Pte., an entity seeking to meld the integration of the critical issues of personal privacy, data management and advances in health driven by developments in genomics.
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