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bp appoints new senior vice president for Angola

bp Angola announced today the arrival of Adriano Bastos, the newly appointed senior vice president Angola, effective 1 July 2020. Adriano succeeds Stephen Willis, who has been appointed to SVP for Middle East. Adriano will report directly to bp group Executive vice president production and operations, Gordon Birrell.

Luanda, 1 July 2020

bp Angola announced today the arrival of Adriano Bastos, the newly appointed senior vice president Angola, effective 1 July 2020. Adriano succeeds Stephen Willis, who has been appointed to SVP for the Middle East. Adriano will report directly to bp group Executive vice president production and operations, Gordon Birrell.
 

Adriano will focus on reinventing bp Angola’s agenda in line with the company’s new strategy to reach net-zero by 2050 or before and continue to enhance the capabilities of 700+ employees. His priorities are to relentlessly focus on safe and reliable operations and to foster relationships with the government of Angola (through MIREMPET and ANPG) and its people. Adriano’s responsibilities will also include cross partnership and alignment with industry partners (through ACEPA) and the wider business community in the country and across continent.

 

“Adriano is an outstanding leader committed to fostering business relationships that bring mutual advantages between Angola and bp by delivering safe operating efficiency across our operated and non-operated Blocks.” Gordon Birrell said. “His broad skills in the oil and gas industry combined with his previous working experience in Angola will certainly reinvigorate our longstanding good relationship with the government of Angola and its people.”


“I’m very excited about starting a new chapter in my career in a country that I consider my own because we share so many things in common: language, culture, and food. I can’t wait to get back to Luanda and meet old friends and help strengthen relations with the Angolan government and its people as well as reinvigorate bp’s portfolio.” Adriano said. 

 

Throughout his career, Adriano has had extensive experience in the industry having worked for Schlumberger ‎Oilfield Services for most of his career in various ‎operational and strategic roles. Most recently, he ‎worked for GE Oil & Gas as director for Brazil. Before being appointed as senior vice president Angola, Adriano worked as bp country manager for three years in Brazil in upstream.  

Outside work, Adriano can be found spending ‎time with his children, or sailing, hiking, trekking ‎, and skiing. He is also an amateur carpenter and ‎motorbike mechanic. Adriano sees future bp ‎as an industry leader for energy transition and ‎social responsibility while delivering safe and reliable ‎operations.      


Mais informações: 

bp press office, Luanda, claudia.santana@bp.com

bp Press Office, London +44 (0)207 496 4076, bppress@bp.com