EG America Announces John Carey as CEO

The appointment ends nearly a year long search for the new head.

September 19, 2023

EG Group has announced the appointment of John Carey as CEO and President of EG America, effective October 1, 2023.

Carey will succeed George Fournier, who stepped back as EG America President in the fourth quarter of 2022 for personal reasons. The interim EG America President, Nick Unkovic, will revert to his role as chief legal and administrative officer of EG America.

"John is the ideal leader to drive forward EG America's proven strategy. He has an excellent track record and knowledge of the sector, as well as a detailed understanding of the Group's ambitious plans for EG America,” said Zuber Issa, co-founder and co-CEO of EG Group. “We look forward to working closely with John in his new role as we continue to execute our growth strategy with the support of United States colleagues. I would like to sincerely thank Nick and George for their continued contribution and support."

Carey has previously held senior executive positions, including at BP and ADNOC Distribution. During his 10-year career at BP, Carey's senior roles included CEO of Castrol's global B2B business encompassing the aviation, industrial, marine and energy businesses. Additionally, in the same position, he led its liquefied petroleum gas business, including operations in the United States for both companies.

In the company announcement, Carey commented, “EG Group is a great business, which I have learned first-hand. EG America has a strong platform and a clear strategy to drive growth at its market-leading sites through enhancing its convenience retail and foodservice offering across its much-loved banners. It will be a privilege for me to lead EG America, and I very much look forward to meeting colleagues and key stakeholders. I can't wait to get started." 

Since November 2020, Carey has served as a non-executive member of EG’s Board. As a result of this appointment, he will become an executive director on the Board, and EG Group will commence a process to identify and appoint a new non-executive director to join the Board in due course.