Rikard Scoufias is a Swedish citizen with Greek and Swedish origins. In 2011 he was appointed Country Manager for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) in Greece, a JV including BP, Socar, Snam, Enagas, Fluxys and Axpo. Greece, with 550km of pipeline construction, represents the biggest geography for TAP, whereas TAP represents the European leg of the "Southern Gas Corridor", a US$45 billion investment to bring natural gas from the Caspian region to Europe.
Prior to joining TAP, he spent 10 years overseeing Government and External Affairs for the BP Group and key projects at the company's global HQ and internationally. He has also been the Executive Director of a global think-tank created by Shell, J&J, Unilever, Microsoft and IBM to drive thought leadership on business' role in society, a board member at the British Royal Institute for International Affairs and a founding member of the EU's climate change panel.