Head of Global Operations, BP
As BP’s Head of Global Operations Organization, Upstream, Fawaz Bitar is directly accountable for delivery of all aspects of Operations performance and strategy, including safety, production, cost and common processes. Prior to that, he was VP Operations Asia Pacific and Executive VP for Indonesia’s Tangguh LNG Project. Fawaz has been with BP for 27 years. He has held operational assignments in the UK, US, Azerbaijan, Colombia, Egypt and Indonesia. He has a strong technical background and has held key positions such as Project Director, Engineering & Operations Manager and Offshore Installation Manager. He also worked in the London Head Office as Executive Assistant to the Group Vice President. Fawaz has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Newcastle University and is a chartered UK and European Engineer, and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He is also a graduate of the London Business School Accelerated Development Programme and is BP’s Executive sponsor for Imperial College London. Fawaz is also a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the BP representative on the Management Committee for the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP).