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Dev Sanyal

Dev Sanyal - Chief executive, alternative energy and executive vice president, regions

Dev Sanyal - Chief executive, alternative energy and executive vice president, regions

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 Board of Advisors of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University 

Member of the International Advisory Board on Energy, Government of India 

Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for European Reform 

 

Age: 

53

 

Nationality: 

British and Indian

Career

Dev Sanyal is responsible for the alternative energy business 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.

 

In 2007, he assumed the role of group treasurer. 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.

 

Dev has been a Trustee of the Career Academy Foundation (2007 to 2013) and a member of the Accenture Global Energy Board (2012 to 2019). He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute.

 

 

Read Dev Sanyal's recent speeches

  • 18 October 2019 Building on the past; embracing the future
    At the Greek-British Symposium in Napflio, Greece on 18 October 2019, Dev Sanyal spoke about the ongoing importance of trade and energy in advancing sustainable development. He highlighted the significant role of renewables, natural gas and the Southern Gas Corridor, which creates a new supply of gas to Greece and Europe more widely.
  • 10 September 2019 Lubricating the future of energy through trade
    Dev Sanyal, chief executive of alternative energy and executive vice president, regions, Worshipful Company of World Traders, London, 10 September 2019. In a speech at the Worshipful Company of World Traders, Dev Sanyal, discussed how trade can help address the dual challenge of increasing energy demand and lower emissions.
  • 28 June 2019 The EU’s Energy Security Risks
    Dev Sanyal, chief executive of alternative energy and executive vice president, regions German Marshall Fund, Brussels, 28 June 2019. At a time when the EU balances it’s ambitions for a low carbon economy with the security of its energy supply, Dev Sanyal outlines the steps it can take to achieve both aims.