Colette Cohen

Colette Cohen

CEO, Oil & Gas Technology Centre

Colette Cohen became Chief Executive Officer of the Oil & Gas Technology Centre in August 2016.

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre is a new industry-led organisation based in Aberdeen, backed by the UK and Scottish governments, and working closely with the local universities.

The centre has two goals: to help maximise economic recovery from the UK continental shelf and create a bright future for the northeast of Scotland as a global technology hub.

Colette was Senior Vice President for Centrica Energy’s Exploration and Production business in the UK and The Netherlands until July 2016. Her career began with BP in 1991 and she has worked for companies including ConocoPhillips and Britannia in the North Sea, Norway, the US and Kazakhstan.

Colette is a chemistry graduate from Queens University Belfast and also holds a masters degree in Project Management and Economics. She is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Institute of Directors and Chairs the National College for Onshore Oil and Gas.