Monday, June 7, 2010

Meet Tony Hayward

☛  Took over as CEO of global oil company BP in May 2007
☛ Bilderberg participant
Hayward cashed in about a third of his holding in the company one month before a well on the Deepwater Horizon rig burst, causing an environmental disaster. [1]
☛ He endorsed the low-carbon strategy that involved BP creating its alternative energy business late in 2005," and has been key in the decision to spend $8 billion over ten years to create 450 megawatts of wind production capacity in the US. [2]
Hayward told the World Economic Forum, "We need the world to put a price on carbon." [3]
He is a Member of Tsinghua Advisory Board, a Member of MIT Energy Advisory Board, Chair of GLOBE CEO Forum for Climate Change and a Trustee of the Emirates Foundation. He is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. [4]