Bechtel Limited's Supply Chain Manager, Andy Cuniah, has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Energy Industries Council, the world leading trade association for the energy industry. His appointment coincides with the EIC having been awarded last week the prestigious King's Award for Enterprise: International Trade.

In his new role, Andy Cuniah will work towards the EIC's goal of helping its member companies to export, diversify, and grow in a time of global Net Zero and transition conversation.

"I am excited at the opportunities ahead for the EIC," commented Mr Cuniah. "The EIC has always had a bold ambition, and I look forward to working with our member companies to deliver on our three pillars of Export, Diversify, and Grow. This is more important than ever in a time with a global net zero and transition conversation.”

“With offices in Rio, Houston, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai and London busier than ever, with the roll out of more countries and areas in EICSupplyMap database of supply chain companies, the organisation is continuing to grow and represent the members at all levels and regions,” he continued. “I would like to extend my thanks to Hugh Saville, my predecessor, who has guided the EIC through COVID, lockdowns and the most recent global disruptions.”

Hugh Saville said, "I am confident that Andy Cuniah's experience and leadership will help the EIC continue its vital work in supporting the energy industry's supply chain interests and promoting energy companies globally. I wish him every success in his new role as Chairman.”

He added, “I would also like to thank the entire EIC team and our members for their support and hard work during my time as Chairman. It has been an honour to serve this organisation and work towards advancing the interests of the energy industry’s supply chain."

EIC CEO Stuart Broadley commented on the appointment, "We're thrilled to welcome Andy Cuniah as the new Chairman of the EIC. His experience in the energy industry, combined with his passion for our mission of promoting the UK's energy industry abroad, make him the ideal leader for our organisation."

Mr Broadley also expressed his gratitude for the service of outgoing Chairman Hugh Saville, stating, "We would like to extend our thanks to Hugh Saville for his exceptional leadership during his tenure as Chairman. Over the years, his support has been invaluable in helping the EIC advance the energy industry's supply chain interests and support members. His unwavering dedication has helped navigate disruptions and uncertainties, allowing EIC to continue its crucial work."

The EIC represents over 900 supply chain companies, globally, across the energy industry, and provides a range of services to its members, including market intelligence, export support, and networking opportunities. The EIC is continuing to expand its global presence to serve its members. Last week, the organisation announced that it had expanded its operations in Saudi Arabia with the appointment of the first Saudi-based membership manager.

Established in 1943 by 13 British manufacturers of petroleum equipment, the EIC has since broadened its focus to encompass the entire energy sector, including renewables, nuclear, hydrogen, carbon capture, power, and oil and gas.

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Left to Right of Picture -Andy Cuniah, new EIC chairman, Hugh Saville, outgoing chairman, Stuart Broadley, EIC CEO.

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