Tufan Erginbilgic was appointed chief executive, Downstream on 1 October 2014.
Prior to this, Tufan was the chief operating officer of the fuels business, accountable for BP’s fuels value chains worldwide, the global fuels businesses and the refining, sales and commercial optimization functions for fuels. Tufan joined Mobil in 1990 and BP in 1997 and has held a wide variety of roles in refining and marketing in Turkey, various European countries and the UK.
In 2004 he became head of the European fuels business. Tufan took up leadership of BP’s lubricant business in 2006 before moving to head the group chief executive’s office. In 2009 he became chief operating officer for the eastern hemisphere fuels value chains and lubricants businesses.