Golar CEO Iain Ross leaves

  • Push-out Score determined
  • After about three and a half years in the position
  • Search for a successor

(exechange) — Hamilton, Bermuda, April 12, 2021 — Iain Ross, chief executive of Golar, leaves. As announced by Golar LNG Ltd. in a news release on Monday, April 12, 2021, Iain Ross leaves his post as chief executive officer at the liquefied natural gas shipping company after about three and a half years in the role.

Golar will undertake a search for a successor.

No reason given

In the announcement, Golar did not explicitly explain the reason for Iain Ross’s move, leaving room for speculation.

Precise information regarding Iain Ross’s future plans was not immediately available.


Golar said: “The Board of Golar LNG has today received a resignation notice from its CEO Iain Ross.”

Golar further stated: “The contractual termination period is 6 months however the final duration can be prolonged or reduced upon mutual agreement.”

Share price decline since April 2018

The announcement follows a decline in Golar LNG Ltd.’s share price of 61% since April 2018.

Chaired by Tor Olav Trøim

Tor Olav Trøim serves as Golar LNG Ltd.’s Chairman.

Tor Olav Trøim was appointed Chairman of the Board in September 2017.

In the position of CEO since 2017

Iain Ross became CEO of the Company in 2017.

Iain Ross has served as Chief Executive Officer since September 21, 2017.

Between 2002 and joining Golar, Ross held various executive level positions with project delivery firm WorleyParsons Limited.

Positions included Group Managing Director, Development, an ExCo position with responsibility for leadership of the Global Hydrocarbons, Power, Infrastructure and Mining Sectors; the development of the group Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions (including integration of acquired companies) and finally as leader of their Digital Technology start-up.

Ross has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and certified International Director from INSEAD.

Push-out Score determined

The Push-out Score™ determined by exechange gauges the pressure surrounding Iain Ross’s move on a scale of 0 to 10.

exechange reached out to Golar and offered the company the opportunity to comment on the score.

Read the full story in the exechange report 16.2021 ($).