May 5 - GAC is further strengthening its strategic focus on the worldwide energy sector with the appointment of William Hill as its executive group vice president - Oil & Gas.

Hill joined the GAC Group in 1984  and was appointed executive group vice president - commercial in 2009, a role being taken over by Christer Sjödoff, previously group vice president - Solutions since 2007.

Group president Bengt Ekstrand says bringing a specific senior management focus on the oil and gas industries is a clear signal of GAC's intent. "Our aim is to be more strategic, more active and more successful in this sector."

"Over the decades, GAC has built up a broad suite of assets and skills in Oil & Gas," he adds. "With Hill's appointment, we will expand our footprint and impact as a global provider to this dynamic and demanding industry."

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