Rupert Soames OBE
Chief Executive (until 24 April 2014)
Rupert has leadership and international experience, combined with a keen customer focus, a hands-on approach and a proven ability to build a large business. As Chief Executive, Rupert works with the Board to develop and implement our strategy to maintain Aggreko's position as the global leader in temporary power and temperature control solutions. After 11 successful years as Chief Executive, Rupert will step down from the Board at the conclusion of our 2014 AGM.
Before joining Aggreko; Rupert was Chief Executive of the Banking and Securities Division for Misys Plc; and prior to that spent 15 years at GEC ultimately being appointed as Managing Director of Avery Berkel, with responsibility for operations in the UK, India, Asia and Africa.
Rupert is also an experienced Non-executive Director, currently serving as Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chairman for Electrocomponents Plc.
Speeches & Presentations
Aggreko African Power Deal with Rupert Soames – 2012 Interview on Closing Bell (South African TV) re: huge cross-border Power Projects project.
CBI speech in 2012 – Looks at future energy market trends in emerging and mature markets, Aggreko’s strengths and USP.
Speech at UK Government sponsored Global Business Summit on Energy – Focus on renewables and power issues in developing countries
Speech to Scottish Parliament on UK energy trends
Strategy Update 2012 Webcast on Results and Presentations page (requires registration)