Tony Hayward


Former BP chief Hayward to quit Genel Energy

The BP boss who famously told reporters he wanted his life back after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico is stepping down as chairman of Kurdistan-focused oil and gas company Genel Energy.

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Tony Hayward takes over as Genel Energy chairman after leadership reshuffle

Tony Hayward has stepped into Genel Energy’s chairman role after Rodney Chase tendered his resignation. Murat Özgül, previously president of Turkey and KRI, has since been promoted to chief executive and appointed to the board. Hayward said: "Rodney has been a driving force in the establishment of Genel Energy as a respected London-listed company. It has been a great pleasure working with him, and on behalf of the Board and the Company I would like to express my sincere gratitude for his leadership through the IPO and over the past four years, which has helped make Genel the company it is today.