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Harry Benham 

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Over 32 years experience in the oil and gas industry with BP and Shell, in major commercial contracting and procurement (C&P) management, and global strategy leadership roles. Head of Discipline for Major Project C&P in both corporations, and C&P lead in key megaprojects – the ACG/BTC Project with BP in Azerbaijan and the Prelude & Browse Floating LNG projects with Shell.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Commercial business strategy and contracting management in two major oil and gas corporations, mainly in major project delivery in multiple global locations
  • Wide-ranging leadership roles of of global functions, and in-country management of delivery teams
  • Experience in driving change to re-shape business strategy and performance with diverse groups of stakeholders: project managers, suppliers, government agencies and corporate boards

Main Roles

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  • Associate Director, EY Oil, Gas and Energy Advisory

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  • Managing Director, Oil and Gas Strategy

 2006 – 2016

  • General Manager, Contracts, Procurement and Commercial – Browse and Prelude FLNG Projects (Paris)
  • Head of Discipline, Shell Upstream Contracts and Procurement Global Function (The Hague)

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  • Head Of Discipline – Contracts and Procurement, BP Major Projects (London)
  • Contracts and Procurement Manager, BP Azerbaijan & Georgia (Baku)
  • Senior Contracts and Procurement Manager – UK North Sea and US GoM (Aberdeen & Houston)
  • Commercial and Logistics Manager – BP Marine, London
  • BP Regional Support Business Strategy Manager, BP HQ London

Advisory Work & Professional Memberships

AVEVA_LOGO1    2016  – Strategic Business Advisor, Aveva / 8over8 Ltd

chatham  2016 –  Member, Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs

rsa logo      1999 –  Fellow, Royal Society of Arts & Commerce


Executive Development Programs


University of Cambridge, Judge Business School – 2002


Stanford Business School – 200


Harvard Business School – 2000



MBA (Distinction), University of Warwick, UK, 1998


BSc (Honours, First Class), Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, UK, 1985


Latest Publications

Dec 2016