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BP Names Replacement for Dudley as Group Chief Executive

Friday, 04 October 2019 05:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Oil company BP says 49-year-old Bernard Looney will take over as CEO as Bob Dudley, who oversaw the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, retires early next year.

BP said Friday that Dudley, 64, will step down as CEO and leave the board in early February after delivering the company’s 2019 full year results. He will retire at the end of March after a 40-year career.

Looney is currently the head of BP’s upstream operations and will join the board when Dudley leaves it in February.

Dudley became CEO soon after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental catastrophe that killed 11 workers. The spill cost BP over $60 billion, which Dudley managed by selling off businesses and refocusing operations.

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