Andy Hopwood

Chief operating officer, strategy and regions, upstream

Executive team tenure: appointed 1 November 2010

Outside interests:
No external appointments

Age: 58

Nationality: British

Career

Andy Hopwood is responsible for BP’s upstream strategy, portfolio, and leadership of its global regional presidents.

Andy joined BP in 1980, spending his first 10 years in operations in the North Sea, Wytch Farm, and Indonesia. In 1989 Andy joined the corporate planning team formulating BP’s upstream strategy, and subsequent portfolio rationalization. Andy held commercial leadership positions in Mexico and Venezuela, before becoming the  upstream’s planning manager.

Following the BP-Amoco merger, Andy spent time leading BP’s businesses in Azerbaijan, Trinidad & Tobago, and onshore North America. In 2009, he joined the upstream executive team as head of portfolio and technology and in 2010 was appointed  executive vice president, exploration and production.

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