Rupert Soames

Industrialist

Biography

Rupert joined Serco as Group Chief Executive on 1 May 2014, coming from Aggreko plc, the FTSE-100 temporary power business, where he served 11 years as Chief Executive.

During his tenure at Aggreko, the market capitalisation of the business increased from £450 million to over £5 billion.

Prior to Aggreko, he was with the software company Misys plc for five years, latterly as Chief Executive of its Banking and Securities Division.

He spent the first 16 years of his career at GEC plc; in the last four years of his service at GEC he was responsible for the UK, African and Asian operations of Avery-Berkel. He studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University and was President of the Oxford Union.

Rupert is senior independent director of Electrocomponents plc and a member of the remuneration, nomination and audit committees.

Rupert is also a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University

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