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Newly appointed Trans Adriatic Pipeline managing director Ian Bradshaw. Image courtesy of Trans Adriatic Pipeline.

BG senior vice president Ian Bradshaw was tapped by Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) Wednesday to serve as its new managing director.

Bradshaw will take his post at the Switzerland-based transportation joint venture on February 1.

He most recently served as senior vice president for capital projects at UK-based BG Group where he oversaw the delivery of the group’s global project portfolio.

Bradshaw’s has thirty four years of technical and commercial experience in the global oil and gas industry in both project and corporate roles including a 15 year tenure at Royal Dutch Shell.

Current TAP managing director Kjetil Tungland will return to Norway after having headed the joint venture for over four and half years.

BP and Norway’s Statoil each hold 20 percent stakes in TAP.

Belgium-based Fluxys holds a 19 percent stake, Spain-based Enagás holds a 16 percent stake and Switzerland-based Axpo Holding holds a 5 percent stake.