BP reduces executive team to simplify company structure

New chief executive Murray Auchincloss says the energy giant must deliver as a ‘simpler and higher value company’

BP will still have three main business units: production and operations; gas and low-carbon energy; and customers and products, which is currently and will remain headed by Irishwoman Emma Delaney. Picture: Getty

BP has restructured its top management as the departure of some executives allowed Murray Auchincloss, its new chief executive, to put his mark on the oil and gas giant.

The executive leadership team will be reduced to 10 members in an effort to simplify the organizational structure, according to a statement on Thursday. William Lin, previously head of regions, corporates and solutions, will replace Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, 57, who is retiring as the leader of natural ...