William M. Friedrich
William M. Friedrich (Independent) has been a member of our board of directors since October 2011.
From 1995 until his retirement in 2008, Mr. Friedrich was employed at BG Group plc. Mr. Friedrich held several senior executive positions during his 14-year tenure at BG Group, including serving as Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive from 2000 until 2008, with primary responsibility for BG Group’s overall strategy function as well as oversight of the company’s business development activities and various company-wide organizational and human resource matters.
Between 2000 and 2005, his position at BG Group also included the role of General Counsel. Prior to joining BG Group, Mr. Friedrich was a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. from Union College.