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Head of Biofuels Growth ASPAC

Head of Biofuels Growth ASPAC

  • Location Singapore - Flexible
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category Strategic Planning & Business Development Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 147646BR
  • Experience level Executive
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Job summary

The Head of Biofuels Growth ASPAC will lead the regional team and be accountable for delivery of the Origination, Business Development and Commercial Project agenda. The successful candidate will be part of the Commercial Biofuels Growth Leadership Team and oversee the implementation of the regional strategy including organic projects, partnerships as well as potential inorganic regional M&A deals and Venture investment.

The focus of this role will be on originating, framing & leading across the production of advanced Biofuels with primary focus on advanced biofuels technology pathways (HEFA, Alcohol to Jet, Waste to Fuels & E-Fuels) and its integration into existing or future bp value chains.

The person in role will need to build and maintain strong interfaces within bp especially with Trading and Shipping (T&S), Production & Operations (P&O), Innovation & Engineering (I&E), Strategy, Sustainability & Ventures (SS&V) and Regions, Corporates & Solutions (RC&S) but also externally with strategic, value chain accretive as well as technology and financial partners. The job requires a people leader with strong commercial & negotiation skills, the ability to grasp complex technical processes & regulatory frameworks as well as project management skills and the ability to work with different stakeholders internally and externally. The role will work closely with the bioenergy teams across C&P and T&S as well as with Hydrogen / CCS among others.

Key Accountabilities:

Responsible for leading and developing the regional team and overseeing the origination, business development and commercial project management of major Bioenergy projects around bp’s assets as well as with 3rd parties.
  • Frame the economic & strategic case for bp to invest or participate with focus on integration benefits and differentiating factors vs. competitors.
  • Assure the progress of supported business cases into fully fledged projects throughout the CVP stages.
  • Set strategic regional agenda in alignment with VP Biofuels Growth and Strategy Team.
  • Lead regional interfaces with other parts of the organization.
  • Lead the governance of the projects according to bp standards. Ensure alignment with key internal stakeholders and sponsors.
  • Anticipate and manage non-technical (including legislative, regulatory, reputational, political and social) risks and develop appropriate mitigations.
  • Issues management - anticipating and responding to stakeholder needs – mobilising project and broader-business leaders where appropriate.
  • Align & consult with peers within the team and bp group and share best practice & learnings.
  • Develop engagement plans, build strong relationships and defend bp’s interest with commercial partners.
  • Lead multidisciplinary teams across bp in an agile way or jointly with partners.

Essential Experience and Job Requirements:
  • Leadership experience
  • Commercial mindset, pro-active and driven approach.
  • Experience in managing major projects internally as well as externally including governance and stakeholder engagement.
  • Ability to see the bigger picture, overcome challenges & stay focused.
  • Ability to prioritise and respond to dynamic situations and changing policy landscape.
  • Strong team player and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Confident in engaging senior external & internal stakeholders.
  • Open to new challenges & confident working in a constantly evolving environment and navigating uncertainty.
  • Ability to grasp low carbon policy.
  • Resilient & motivational.

  • Experience within Bioenergy industry.
  • Good understanding of the integrated energy value chain.
  • Technical & chemical process understanding a clear plus.
  • Understanding of project finance.
  • Background in low carbon policy or advocacy.
  • External networks in the energy & finance industry.


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