Richard Madden

Founder & Managing Director

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Startup
  • Middle East Business
  • Upstream Oil and Gas Recruitment
  • Growth strategy
  • Business financing


  • Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK
  • BS, Engineering and Management
  • MBA, Edinburgh Business School (Ongoing)

Richard founded SSG Group in August 2008, with the intention of growing a contracting and recruitment company that would provide a superior level of expertise and service to the E&P industry. Richard’s personal motto, “Challenge the future”, represents his entrepreneurial vision and desire to raise industry standards and encourage a consultative, creative approach to our organisation.

The SSG culture is characterised by our ability to respond and adapt quickly to our customer needs and requirements. From the company’s incorporation back in 2008 to present day, we are focused on continuous improvement and challenging the future.

Richard holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Engineering and Management from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) and The Scottish Oil Club (SOC).

Contact Details

  • Exchange Place 2, 5, Semple Street Edinburgh, EH3 8BL

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