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John Browne

John BrowneAKA Edmund John Phillip Browne

Born: 20-Feb-1948
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Business

Nationality: England
Executive summary: CEO of British Petroleum, 1995-2007

Lived with his mother until her death in 2000. He is now titled Lord Browne of Madingley, and renamed British Petroleum to "Beyond Petroleum", whatever that means. Claims that his giant oil conglomerate is somehow "green". Under his reign BP has purchased Amoco in 1998, ARCO in 1999, and Burmah Castol in 2000, making it the second largest company in Britain as well as the second largest oil company, short of Exxon Mobil.


[1] Tom Bergin, BP's Browne quits over gay affair with Canadian, Reuters: "In a personal statement, Browne acknowledged he had had a four-year relationship with Canadian citizen Jeff Chevalier and said he had given an 'untruthful account' about how he met him."

Father: Edmund Browne (British Army officer, d. 1980, diabetes)
Mother: Paula Wesz Browne (b. Hungary, d. 2000, 1/4th Jewish, 2-year Auschwitz survivor)
Boyfriend: Jeff Chevalier (dated four years)

    High School: King's School, Ely
    University:
Cambridge University
    University: MBA, Stanford University

    British Petroleum CEO (1995-2007)
    British Petroleum CEO, BP Exploration & Production (1989-95)
    British Petroleum EVP & CFO Americas (1987-89)
    Standard Oil of Ohio EVP & CFO (1986-87)
    British Petroleum CEO, BP Financial (1984-86)
    British Petroleum (1966-84)
    Member of the Board of Intel (1997-2006)
    Member of the Board of Goldman Sachs (1999-2007)
    Bilderberg Group
    British Museum Trustee
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow
    Knight of the British Empire 1998
    Life Peerage Baron Browne of Madingley (2001)
    Romanian Ancestry Maternal
    Risk Factors: Smoking


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