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G4S Announces Appointment of Global Oil and Gas Solutions Director

G4S today announces the appointment of Jorge Machnizh as Director - Global Oil and Gas Solutions as it continues to build its capabilities in key industry sector

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Jorge has a 29-year pedigree in the global oil and gas services and technology sector and is a prestigious and recognised leader in the industry. He most recently served as President and COO for Paradigm Geotechnology, the world’s leader in enterprise software and consulting services provider of subsurface science and technologies which help oil and gas companies to manage their reserves with integrated geosciences and engineering solutions.

Prior to that he was President and COO for ION Geophysical Imaging Systems Group, the largest independent developer of geophysical acquisition and imaging systems, providing advanced technologies used in geophysical 2D, 3D and 4D data acquisition, processing and imaging worldwide.

Jorge was also previously Vice-President Operations for North and Latin America for Halliburton Landmark, a leading supplier of services and software for the upstream oil and gas industry. Prior to that he held a number of roles at Schlumberger Geco-Prakla, the world's largest integrated geophysical company, where he was responsible for business start-up and expansion into key Latin American markets.

Jorge played a material role in the execution of Schlumberger’s first Integrated Project Management project in the mid 1990s. Jorge started his career in the Alaskan Arctic and lived and travelled extensively worldwide.

Through his career Jorge has led the introduction of major industry-leading innovative services and technologies, establishing long term successful relationships with customers, including Trusted Advisor Partnership level relationships with super-major, national oil companies and independent oil and gas companies worldwide, which yielded significant value creation for customers and shareholders.

Jorge’s role is one of a number of sector head positions being created by G4S as it looks to build its total outsourcing capabilities and drive strategic business partner relationships in sectors where security is key to success. Jorge joins recently appointed Global Aviation and, soon to be announced, Ports Solutions sector heads who are spearheading G4S’s business expansion further into these areas.

Jorge will be based in Houston, Texas, and will report to G4S Group Strategy and Development Director Graham Levinsohn, who said: “Jorge was born into the oil business and is a world recognized leader. He has an inherent understanding of the industry and how it works, and the key players within it. His scientific and technological expertise, coupled with his impressive track record in business and ability to deliver growth and profits, will be key to helping G4S unlock the long-term potential that exists in this sector.”

Jorge will focus on creating a strategy for developing the oil and gas sector, working in collaboration with relevant G4S regions and businesses globally to build on existing expertise, and develop senior level relationships with key oil and gas companies globally.

Jorge said: “Energy resource and security go hand in hand as it’s critical for the world to have access to oil and gas resources in order to meet future worldwide demand. Therefore it’s critical that energy companies can rely on a value-adding partner who has the expertise and scale to enable access and protect those assets through its life cycle, from exploration and production to facilities and transportation and final divestiture. G4S is well positioned to capture this opportunity in the sector and I am very excited to be a part of its drive into the oil and gas industry.”