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The boss – behind of BP oil spill

June 2, 2010

With the warnings from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar that BP could be pushed aside, if it can not deal with oil disaster well.  More harshly, according to attorney general Eric Holder, US has launched the criminal probe of the deepwater horizon explosion and oil spill.  Several key figures behind of the scene gradually appear in front of the public.

(1) Tony Hayward

The Chief Executive of BP oil group, working in BP since 1982. Reports shows his statement that the spill is “relatively tiny” in comparison with the ” very big ocean”.  He also compared the Apollo 13’s failure and airline accidents to the BP oil spill, concluding the failure can not stop human’s adventure.

(2) Carl-Henric Svanberg

The new BP chair man, just started from 1.2010, his relatively unknown in public has made BP in a more risk position during the defense of oil spill.  But, he indeed attempted to save the BP’s reputation with the reported statement: ” BP is big and important”.  Prior to joining in BP, he was a former chief executive officer of Swedish telecommunications company, Ericsson.

(3) Steven L. Newman

Steven Newman is the President and CEO of Transocean. The company is the largest offshore drilling contractor, with worldwide offices in 20 countries. Transocean-owned deepwater horizon exploded on 4.21.2010,  leaving 11 killed and seven critically injured. Newman holds MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jenni Agneta permalink
    June 8, 2010 7:31 pm

    Living in Sweden where Carl Henric Svanberg was always in the news – we wonder why now he is hiding?? What is he hiding from – his lack of knowledge and his inexperience in this field or his indiscretions in his personal life. I suspect all.

    Comparisons with Richard Branson is laughable. He started his own businesses – you were just in the right place at the right time with Sony Ericsson and took all the adulation and now the karma has turned – and you find yourself in the wrong place and the wrong time and you are nowhere to be found. Mmmmmm- what does that say about you.

  2. June 12, 2010 3:58 am

    I do not blame Carl Henric Svanberg. After all, he is still just a stater in BP. I keep believing he has a lot of potential. Lets watch him closely!

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