Boris Ivanov took over GPB Global Resources in 2011 after a restructuring of the company and became the managing director. After this change, GPB Global Resources has shot to the forefront of the oil industry. This was started by their charismatic former diplomat founder Boris Ivanov, who puts people first, and the company second. Examples of this could be found in the articles below that will be recapped with the highlights.

“Extractive Trends in Africa with Boris Ivanov and GPB Global Resources”

This article recaps that GPB helps with many of the local issues plaguing countries that don’t have drilling laws and regulations, and that they respect that, and come to a conclusion that benefits both parties. This is done because the safe practices of drilling are done even safer by GPB. On top of that, GPB cares about the countries and communities that they work in and helps in many ways including building. They build roads, medical facilities, schools, and power plants to help bring them out of third world country status. The article also takes a look at how Boris Ivanov stays ahead of the industry. Boris Ivanov realizes that there is a trend that will drop fossil fuel from energy use, and it is up to them to invent and help create new technologies that use oil on a more eco-friendly way for the oil industry to stay relevant.
B.I. at GPB realizes that as an oil company they need to focus on the impact of global politics, regulatory, technological, and social trends so that they can stay at the forefront of the development of oil.

“Ethiopia Planted Over 350 Million Trees in a Day With Help from GPB Global Resources”

This is an article recapping how GPB helped pay for trees and give global media coverage to Ethiopia to help them plant a record-shattering 350 million trees planted in 12 hours. Before they helped though, they sat down with the Ethiopian Prime Minister to see how GPB could help. They wanted to help with schools and education, medical supplies and training, food security, access to water, and general community issues.

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