Managing Partner of BGE Consulting and Former Vice Chairman of Aberdeen Football Club
George has experienced the highs and lows through a busy business career in Aberdeen. With over three decades of oilfield experience, including start-ups, MBOs, acquisitions and internalisation projects, George Yule is a well-respected influencer who has led the way in business in the north-east of Scotland. He is a qualified mechanical engineer, with extensive practical experience of the global oil and gas sector, as well as being a recognised advisor in business research, diligence and the management of change in organisations.
More recently, as former Executive Vice Chairman of Aberdeen Football Club, George played a pivotal role in the turnaround in the club’s fortunes and its re-connection with supporters at all levels, culminating in the club gaining planning consent for their new training ground and stadium.
As well as his illustrious business career, George has held several strategic roles including being the former President of Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of Aberdeen Sports Village and the 2009 Grampian Industrialist of the Year.
During this Innovation Masterclass he will be sharing the key learning points from his journey that has included start-ups, securing funding, internationalisation/ growth, preparing a business for exit. He’s not at the end of his journey and has recently launched his latest venture offering valuable support to fledgling businesses.