Dev Sanyal is responsible for BP’s global alternative energy business and for the group’s interests in the Europe and Asia regions. He was appointed a member of the BP Group executive committee in 2011.
Dev joined BP in 1989 and has held a variety of international roles in London, Athens, Istanbul, Vienna and Dubai. He was general manager, Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, prior to being appointed chief executive, BP Eastern Mediterranean in 1999. In 2003 he was appointed chief executive, Air BP International and in 2006 became head of the group chief executive’s office. He was appointed group treasurer in 2007. During this period, he was also chairman of BP Investment Management and was accountable for the group’s aluminium interests. Until April 2016, Dev was executive vice president, strategy and regions.
Dev is an independent non-executive director on the board of Man Group plc; a member of Accenture Global Energy Board; international advisory board of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India; advisory board of the Centre for European Reform; and the board of advisors of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he obtained a master’s degree in economics and politics. He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute.