Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 23 / Trend /
BP on Friday announced the appointment of Lamar McKay as Upstream Chief Executive. He will take up the position with effect from January 1, 2013, BP's website reported.
In his new role, McKay will lead BP's combined Upstream business, comprising the Exploration, Developments and Production divisions together with the Upstream strategy and integration team.
These Upstream functional divisions were formed in late 2010 in a major re-organisation of BP's Upstream segment designed to improve risk management and implementation of global standards. They currently report directly to BP Group Chief Executive Bob Dudley.
Their current structure and management teams will remain unaffected by this change in segment leadership, BP said.
McKay is already a member of BP's executive management team. He is currently Chairman and President of BP America, serving as BP's chief representative in the United States and also overseeing BP's Gulf Coast restoration work.