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Air BP appoints Sonya Adams as Managing Director Northern, Central and Western Europe

Release date:
23 October 2018
 Sonya Adams, managing director, Northern, Central and Western Europe

Leading international aviation fuel products and services supplier, Air BP, has announced the appointment of Sonya Adams as managing director, Northern, Central and Western Europe, effective beginning of October. Adams will be responsible for Air BP’s strategy and operations in the region and be based at Air BP’s global headquarters in Sunbury-on-Thames, UK, reporting to CEO, Jon Platt.

Born and educated in Australia, Adams joined the BP Group in 2001 on the graduate training programme. She brings over 17 years of valuable fuels experience from her career in sales and marketing, supply and logistics and procurement roles. Having run both the customer facing, and terminals and logistics businesses in Australia she has considerable expertise in transforming businesses operating in intensely competitive and fast changing markets, and delivering operational excellence across complex facilities. For the past year, Adams has served as Executive Assistant to the CEO, BP Downstream.

Commenting on her new role, Adams said:


I am very excited to be joining a leading brand in the aviation fuel industry and working with such a great team of people. Air BP’s history goes back over 90 years and, as the aviation industry transitions to a lower carbon future and embraces digitalization, I am looking forward to working closely with our customers to ensure the continued growth of our business in Europe.

Adams graduated with a BA in Business Marketing and Economics from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia and has completed Executive Business Management programmes from the Australian Graduate School of Management and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Editor's notes - about Air BP


  • As the aviation division of BP, Air BP is one of the world’s leading suppliers of aviation fuel products and services. We have been investing in the aviation industry for over 90 years to keep people flying safely around the world. We supply around 6.6 billion gallons of aviation fuel a year; fuelling over 6,000 flights a day at over 800 locations in more than 55 countries - that's more than four planes a minute.
  • Our customers include commercial airlines, the military, business and private aircraft owners, airports and airfield operators. We have a wide range of services to support our fuel offer including the design, build and operation of fuelling facilities, technical consultancy and training, low carbon solutions, the Sterling Card for efficient general aviation refuelling and innovative digital platforms to increase efficiency and reduce risk.

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