BP has announced the appointment of Karen Richardson and Johannes Teyssen as non-executive directors, effective from the beginning of next year.
The oil and gas major also confirmed the previously announced retirement of Sir Ian Davis, as well as Brendan Nelson will step down from the board after its Annual General Meeting (AGM) next year.
The latter will be succeeded as chair of the audit committee by Tushar Mozaria.
Ms Richardson is currently a director at both Artius Acquisition, having been appointed this year, and engineering and scientific consulting firm Exponent, a position she has held since 2013.
A US national based in Florida, she has previously been a director of Worldpay and BT.
Following the conclusion of the 2021 AGM on May 12, Ms Richardson will become a member of the audit committee.
Dr Teyssen is currently chief executive and chairman of energy supplier E.ON, a post he has held since 2010.
He has previously been a director at Deutsche Bank.
On joining the BP board, Dr Teyssen, who is a German national based in Dusseldorf, will become a member of the safety and sustainability committee.
Helge Lund, chairman of BP, said: “On behalf of the board, I am delighted to welcome Karen and Johannes to BP.
“Karen brings exceptional knowledge of digital, technology, cyber and IT security matters from her career working with innovative companies in Silicon Valley.
“With long experience and a decade at the helm of one of Europe’s largest energy companies, Johannes brings deep knowledge of the sector and its continuing transformation.
“Together with Tushar’s appointment earlier this year, their appointments are part of our planning to strengthen the composition of the board as some of our longer-serving directors retire.
“As BP works to transform into an integrated energy company, I am confident that the skills, experience and diversity they bring will further enhance the board’s ability to support and oversee the delivery of our new strategy.
“The board would like to thank both Ian and Brendan for their very significant contributions and steadfast commitment to bp over many years. And, in particular, I wish to thank them for their great support to both me and Bernard Looney during the recent leadership and strategy transition.”