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Full tape of POLIT.RU 04.10.2019 at 10:31

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BP has officially announced the upcoming change of leadership. Bob Dudley, who next year celebrates 65 years, will leave the company March 31, 2020. He held his post the longest among the heads of major oil companies in the world. It will replace the 49-year-old Bernard Looney, who now holds the post of Executive Director of the company.

this is stated in the official statement of the Board of Directors of the company. "It was an honor of a lifetime to serve this company and to work in this industry for last four decades. I'm very proud of what we achieved together to provide the world with energy. Bernard is a terrific choice for the next head of the company," said Dudley. As CEO of the company he will leave after February 4, 2020 – the date of disclosure of the results of the group for the current year.

the next day his post will take Bernard Looney, BP operating in 1991 and is currently responsible for production. Oversee the process of transfer of authority will be the Deputy CEO Lamar McKay. It was he who in his time was considered a potential mate Dudley. In 2016, when McKay was promoted to Vice-SEO, Looney instead, he became the head of production. Unlike Dudley and McKay, Looney did not work in Russia: in its nearly 30-year career in BP was constructed in the North sea region. Base salary Harriers excluding bonuses amount to 1.3 million pounds per year.

that Dudley will leave the post of CEO of BP, told Sky News at the end of September. At the same time, one of the sources Sky did not rule out a scenario in which BP will not be making announcements about the resignation of Dudley until 2020. But in early October, Dudley has confirmed this information,"I have long said that it will take 65 years. This story is not news. There is no decision of the Board of Directors of BP for this reason. Someday I should do this? But I don't say now — goodbye," said the CEO of BP, to journalists on the sidelines of the "Russian energomodule".

Dudley has worked for BP for 40 years, nine of which he held the post of its head. He began his career in 1979 at Amoco oil company, and from 1999 she joined the group BP. From 1994 to 1997, he worked in Russia, in 2002-2003, was responsible for the company's operations in Africa, Russia and the Caspian sea. Thereafter, until December 2008 was led by JSC "TNK-BP Management", which in 2013 sold all its oil and gas assets to Rosneft for $55 billion of Dudley became part of the Board of Directors of Rosneft (BP owns 19.7% of% of shares in a Russian oil company).

In the comment to the departure of Dudley, Chairman of the Board of Directors Helg Lund noted that Dudley has led BP into one of the most difficult periods. As General Director he took after the explosion on the platform Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010-m to year. Then in the water spilled nearly 5 million barrels of oil, the total costs BP to compensate the effect of the accident exceeded $50 billion, "Dudley managed to restructure the company and turn it into one of the leaders of the energy sector," said Lund. Before to take the post of CEO, Dudley headed the office BP, which was engaged in liquidation of consequences of the accident. In September 2019 Dudley said that BP intends to sell part of its assets and change the principle of field development, to bring its work in line with the Paris climate agreement.