Richard E Kassman, OBE
Richard has developed a career over 40 years in insurance & risk management, tourism and more recently in the petroleum sector. He has held managerial roles and Board roles in private sector, government SOE’s, professional bodies and civil society organisations. He has worked with multi-national companies incl. in insurance Bowrings, Marsh & Sedgwicks, and petroleum with ExxonMobil, Talisman Energy and Total. He has established 3 x start-ups in insurance broking and underwriting.
He served on State Boards of Air Niugini, PNG Waterboard and the Independent Public Business Corporation (IPBC) plus NCDC Supplies & Tenders Committee. He has held executive positions in professional/business organizations incl. PNG Chamber of Mines & Petroleum, PNG Insurance Institute, PNG Insurance Council, Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the PNG Institute of Directors.
The longest serving Chairman of the International Education Agency. He was an inaugural member of the St. John’s Ambulance Board. A founding Board member of Transparency International PNG Inc, he is now serving his second term. Sports, he served on the PNG Olympic Committee and was Chef de Mission for the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby.
He was award Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of services to business and community services, and his investiture occurred in 2011 at Buckingham Palace. His current position Director Corporate Affairs with Total E&P PNG Limited he is responsible for Government Relations, Community Relations, National Content & Societal & Environmental Studies covering the Papua LNG Project and other deep water licenses in PNG.