John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley, is Executive Chairman of L1 Energy and the Chairman of Huawei Technologies (UK) Ltd.
Browne was a Partner of Riverstone Holdings LLC from 2007–2015 and the Government’s Lead Non-Executive Director from 2010–2015. He was President of the Royal Academy of Engineering 2006–2011 and is current Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
Browne is best known for his role as the Chief Executive Officer of British Petroleum (BP) from 1995–2007. Before becoming a group treasurer Chief Executive Office of BP Finance International in 1984, Browne held various positions at BP in exploration and production. In 1987, he became the Chief Executive Officer of the Standard Oil Co. after it merged with BP. After he became CEO of BP in 1995, Browne promised to see that BP cut its greenhouse gas emissions over the next several years.
Browne has also served on a variety of corporate boards, including Intel, DaimlerChrysler and Goldman Sachs. He was a Trustee of the British Museum from 1995–2005, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Cambridge Judge Business School until June 2010 and is now Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford. He is the Chairman of the Donmar Warehouse and a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Browne has a degree in Physics from the University of Cambridge and a MBA from Stanford University.