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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 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: 

53

 

Nationality: 

British and Indian

Career

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. In 2007, he assumed the role of group vice president and 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. 

Read Dev Sanyal's recent speeches

  • 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.
  • 20 June 2019 Weaving the ‘Golden Thread’ of sustainable energy
    Dev Sanyal, Chief executive of alternative energy and executive vice president, regions, Brookings India, New Delhi, 20 June 2019. Faced with the global dual challenge of producing more energy to improve lives, but with fewer emissions to meet the Paris climate goals, Dev Sanyal explains why India is uniquely placed to reimaging the future of energy.