Helmut Schuster is BP’s executive vice president, group human resources director.
Helmut completed his post graduate diploma in International Relations and his PhD in Economics at the University of Vienna.
Helmut Schuster became group human resources director on 1 March 2011. In this role he holds accountabilities for the BP human resources function.
Helmut Schuster began his career working for Henkel in a marketing capacity. Since joining BP in 1989 Helmut has held a number of major leadership roles. He has worked in BP in the US, UK and continental Europe and within most parts of refining, marketing, trading and gas and power. Before taking on his current role his portfolio of responsibilities as a vice president, human resources included the refining and marketing segment of BP, and corporate and functions. This role saw him leading the people agenda for roughly 60,000 people across the globe and includes businesses such as petrochemicals, fuels value chains, lubricants and functional experts across the corporation.