Bob Keiller Director- AB15 Ltd
Bob Keiller was appointed Chairman of Scottish Enterprise in January 2016.
Previously he was CEO of Wood Group, a company with $7bn (USD) sales, over 40,000 employees, and operations in more than 50 countries.
Bob completed the $1bn sale of PSN to Wood Group in April 2011. He was responsible for the creation of PSN by manufacturing a $280m management buyout from Halliburton in 2006.
Bob has a Master of Engineering degree from Heriot-Watt University and is a chartered engineer. He was previously Chairman of the Offshore Contracting Association (OCA) and co-chair of the cross-industry trade body Oil and Gas UK.
Bob is former Chairman of the Entrepreneurial Exchange. Awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 and 2008, he was also named Scottish Businessman of the Year in 2007 and Grampian Industrialist of the Year in 2008. In 2011 Bob was voted “Scottish Male Business Leader of the Year” at the Scottish Leadership awards.
Alongside his non-executive role in Scottish Enterprise, Bob is providing mentoring and support for ambitious business leaders and Social Enterprises. He also has a busy calendar of public speaking engagements.
He has delivered countless pitches, presentations and talks – winning many contracts and raising lots of business funding. He also claims to have made nearly every mistake possible but is still adding more to the list and often shares his learning in this area with aspiring business leaders.
Bob is married with three children and lives in Aberdeen.