Since January 2017, Alan Haywood has been Chief Executive Officer for BP’s Integrated Supply & Trading business. He serves on a number of Group company boards.
The supply and trading activities are the commercial face of BP, working closely with the Upstream and Downstream businesses. IST enhances BP’s value through the application of distinctive supply, trading, risk management and information technology skills – underpinned by a world-class control infrastructure.
Mr Haywood joined BP in London in 1988 and has held a wide variety of leadership roles in the Trading business in Europe and the US over more than 25 years. He has also worked in Merrill Lynch and Bankers Trust in 1992-1997, trading oil and precious metal financial derivatives.
After being Head of the Group CFO’s Executive Office in 2005-7, Alan became Head of Supply and Trading for BP’s European Oil business, managing trading and supply for Oil as well as global currency trading and interest rate management.
In April 2010, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer Global Gas. In this role, he was responsible for sales of all gas produced by BP and for procuring all gas for BP’s marketing businesses, including LNG.
From 2011-14, Mr Haywood was President of Downstream Gas and Head of Commercial Development, with responsibility for the monetisation of gas and the development of strategy and long-term commercial ventures across the supply and trading portfolio.
In November 2014, Alan Haywood took the role of Group Treasurer for BP plc. He was responsible for the central financing of the BP Group, providing liquidity to its businesses and optimising value through the management of financial risks at the group level.
Mr Haywood holds a degree in Modern History from the University of Oxford.