Dev Sanyal

Chief executive, alternative energy and executive vice president, regions

Executive team tenure: Appointed 1 January 2012

Outside interests:
Independent non-executive director of Man Group plc
Member of the Accenture Global Energy Board
Member of the Board of Advisors of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Member, International Advisory Board of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India
Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for European Reform

Age: 52

Nationality: British and Indian


Dev Sanyal is responsible for alternative energy globally and for the group’s interests in the Europe and Asia regions.

Dev joined BP in 1989 and has held a variety of international roles in London, Athens, Istanbul, Vienna and Dubai.  He was general manager, Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, prior to being appointed chief executive, BP Eastern Mediterranean in 1999.  In November 2003 he was appointed chief executive, Air BP International and in June 2006 was appointed head of the group chief executive’s office.  He was appointed group vice president and group treasurer in 2007.During this period he was also chairman of BP Investment Management and was accountable for the group’s aluminium interests.  Until April 2016, Dev was executive vice president, strategy and regions.

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