James Cowie

Member of the Board of Directors

James (Jim) Cowie has about 40 years of leadership experience in the energy industry.

Mr. Cowie is the Member of the Board of Directors at SOCAR AQS.


Mr. Cowie worked in the oil and gas industry for about four decades, spending 15 years with a drilling contractor and the remainder with Amoco, BP/Amoco, and BP.


In the recent years of his career, Mr. Cowie served as Vice President for BP Global Wells Operations, supporting the company’s wells businesses across the globe. Prior to this, he held positions of Vice President for BP’s wells businesses in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey, and earlier in the United Kingdom and Norway (the North Sea).


Mr. Cowie has also been involved in an advisory capacity to some companies’ CEOs. Mr. Cowie gained a Master of Science degree with distinction in Oil and Gas Engineering at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.