Chairman

James Michael Dubow

Chairman
James Michael Dubow

Chairman

James (Jim) Michael Dubow is the Chairman of Noble Group Holdings Limited.

Jim has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Noble since January 2019.

He has over 30 years of Asia experience, with a deep focus on China, coupled with experience of the LNG and thermal coal industries gained during his years working in the Asian electric power industry.

Jim's primary focus is helping companies to achieve their growth goals following a restructuring or acquisition. He works with companies to drive profitability, refine business strategy and develop management teams, systems and processes to generate growth.

Additionally, he assists companies with raising public and private capital and M&A initiatives. He has held C-suite and Director roles at multinationals and a Chinese state-owned enterprise, including Asia-based independent power business Meiya Power Company.

Jim earned a bachelor's degree in history, with an emphasis on China, from the University of California, Berkeley. He is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin having studied the language for 30 years.

Executive Director

William James Randall

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
William James Randall

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

William (Will) James Randall is an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Noble Group Holdings Limited.

Will’s career started with Noble Group in Australia in February 1997, transferring to Asia in 1999 where he established Noble’s coal operations, mining and supply chain management businesses.

He served as a Director of Noble Energy Inc before being appointed Global Head of Coal & Coke in 2006, and a member of the Noble Group internal management Board in 2008.

Will was appointed an Executive Director and Head of Hard Commodities in 2012, prior to which he was Head of Energy Coal & Carbon Complex.

Will holds a Bachelor degree in Business majoring in international marketing and finance from the Australian Catholic University.

Non-Executive Director

Joseph William Swanson

Non-Executive Director
Joseph William Swanson

Non-Executive Director

Joseph William Swanson is a Non-Executive Director of Noble Group Holdings Limited. Joseph is a Senior Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey and Co-Head of the firm’s European Restructuring Group.

Joseph has more than two decades of investment banking experience, including corporate restructurings, M&A, and the issuance of both public and private debt and equity securities.

Independent Non-Executive Directors

Ajit Vijay Joshi

Independent Non-Executive Director
Ajit Vijay Joshi

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ajit Vijay Joshi is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Noble Group Holdings Limited.

Ajit has extensive experience in private and public securities (both equities and debt) and financial advisory. He has successfully raised financing for companies across various industries including those in the oil & gas, real estate, and hospitality industries.

Ajit is an investment director of ADCM Altus Investment Management Ltd, which is the investment manager of Goldilocks Investment Company Limited.

Ambassador David Isaac Adelman

Independent Non-Executive Director
Ambassador David Isaac Adelman

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ambassador David Adelman is a partner in the New York office of the global law firm Reed Smith, frequently working out of the firm’s Hong Kong and Singapore offices.

He advises a broad range of businesses including commodities and energy firms on trans-Pacific trade and investment issues.

David is a former Managing Director of Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and served as the 15th United States Ambassador to Singapore, concluding his term in 2013.

He was a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Capital Markets Committee and the Executive Board of the Hong Kong Treasury Markets Association.

David is an Adjunct Professor at New York University and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

George Nette

Independent Non-Executive Director
George Nette

Independent Non-Executive Director

George Nette has 35 years of commodity trading experience in soft commodities and oil products.

He served for 20 years as Chief Financial Officer of Marquard & Bahls until retiring in May 2018. Marquard & Bahls is one of the world’s leading independent companies in the supply, trading and logistics of energy and chemicals.

George also serves as Non-Executive Chairman of two family-owned, internationally active trading and manufacturing groups.

George worked as a lawyer in Hamburg and New York before commencing his career in commodities with Alfred C Toepfer International (today Archer Daniel Midlands) and Bernhard Rothfos.

He is a qualified lawyer with a degree from Hamburg University and holds a Master of Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University School of Law.

Steven James Hodgson

Independent Non-Executive Director
Steven James Hodgson

Independent Non-Executive Director

Steve has over 30 years of experience in the commodities sector, primarily within aluminium and bauxite, most recently as Chief Executive of RUSAL Marketing GmbH and Member of the Executive Committee of UC RUSAL between 2010 and 2018.

Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive, Bauxite and Alumina, for Rio Tinto Alcan, and Managing Director for Rio Tinto Diamonds, having also held additional senior roles at RUSAL in Russia and Rio Tinto Aluminium in Australia.

Steve has a strong track record spanning commercial performance, organisational development, governance and system design, strategic planning, business transformation and government relations.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class honours from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a dual New Zealand and UK national.