Chris Rivinus

Head of Business Systems
Tullow Oil

Chris Rivinus started his career in IT during the early days of the Dot Com boom serving on the core team of several web-centric start ups and funding his way through 2 masters degrees in business and international commercial law. From there he joined civil engineering firm, Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), acting as coordinator for their Innovation Technology Group supporting major civil infrastructure projects will collaboration and decision support technology. While at PB he started the company’s Knowledge Management Department implementing the same collaboration and decision support technology and ideas internally.

During his time at PB, Chris helped found the Institute for Innovation in Information Management (I3M), a consortium of academic and corporate interests hosted at the University of Washington focused on funding research in information management and knowledge management best practices. Chris sat on the research steering committee and was a frequent guest lecturer at the University on information management.

From PB he joined Tullow Oil, where he has rotated through leadership roles within their Information Systems function. In each role Chris has been challenged to transform the area within his accountability improving the performance of underperforming teams, streamlining operating models and processes or re-thinking objectives and strategic approach. Currently he is Head of Business Systems for Tullow holding accountability for the company’s application layer, information management team and business partnering activities.