The board of directors of Kosmos Energy has appointed Andrew (Andy) G. Inglis as chairman of the board and chief executive officer, effective March 1, 2014. Current CEO Brian F. Maxted, a founding partner of Kosmos, will serve in the role of chief exploration officer and continue to serve on the board. As previously announced and simultaneous to Inglis' appointment, John Kemp III, Kosmos' current chairman of the board, will retire from the board of directors and from his consulting position with the company.
'We are delighted to welcome Andy to Kosmos,' said Brian F. Maxted. 'We are fortunate to have attracted a leader of his caliber, which is testament to the reputation Kosmos has in our business and the company's future. His appointment will enable me to focus my full attention on ensuring delivery of the company's exploration strategy.'