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Tony Hayward

Tony HaywardAKA Anthony Hayward

Born: c. 1957

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: England
Executive summary: CEO of BP, 2007-10

As a wrecked BP rig (leased from Transocean) spewed an uncontrolled gusher at the floor of the Gulf of Mexico in May 2010, CEO Tony Hayward was interviewed by London's Guardian newspaper, and optimistically said, “The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume”. After several similar public relations gaffes while the oil continued spewing, Hayward was gently eased out of the CEO position, and replaced by Robert Dudley.

Wife: (two children)

    University: Birmingham University
    University: PhD Geology, University of Edinburgh (1982)

    British Petroleum Group CEO (2007-10)
    British Petroleum EVP & CEO Exploration & Production (2002-07)
    British Petroleum Group Treasurer (2000-02)
    British Petroleum Group VP (1999-2000)
    British Petroleum Director of Exploration (1997-99)
    British Petroleum President, Venezuela (1995-97)
    British Petroleum Exploration Manager, Colombia (1992-95)
    British Petroleum (1982-92)
    Member of the Board of British Petroleum
    Member of the Board of British Petroleum TNK-BP (2010-)
    Member of the Board of Corus Group plc (Tata subsidiary)
    Member of the Board of Tata Steel
    Citibank Advisory Board (2000-03)
    Chartered Management Institute 2005


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