Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Rovop

Steven Gray is Chief Executive Officer at ROVOP, the independent provider of subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services. Since launching ROVOP in 2011 it has grown from a two-desk office and has delivered on ambitious growth plans to become a leading provider of subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services to the global energy industry, with a fleet 51 ROVs, 200 staff, and its own, purpose-built headquarters in Aberdeen and Houston.

Having grown up strategising round the kitchen table in his family’s retail business, Steven began his career as a corporate lawyer before spending 16 years in banking and private equity to the oil, gas, energy and offshore industries in Europe and North America. Based in New York for five years, he was responsible for more than $1bn of financing across 40 transactions in the energy services sectors in the North American market for Bank of Scotland. Steven previously worked with Dundas & Wilson and established the Aberdeen office for Lloyds Development Capital, the UK’s leading private equity investor in 2008.

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