BP appoints Townshend as Russia group senior vice-president

BP PLC has appointed Michael Townshend as senior vice-president, BP Russia, effective Mar. 1. Currently Townshend serves as BP regional president, Iraq.

Townshend has 32 years of experience with BP working across a wide range of upstream locations and projects including Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Australia, the US, and the Middle East.

The appointment follows the decision of the current head of BP Russia, David Peattie, to leave BP at the end of February.

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