BP has announced Frédéric Baudry as its new President of Australasia and Chief Operating Officer, Fuels Asia Pacific & Air BP. This follows the announcement that Andy Holmes will be retiring from his position in the company.
Baudry, currently Vice President, Midstream Europe, has been appointed to the position effective 1 January 2020.
Holmes has been with BP for 34 years, first joining the company as a graduate engineer in the UK. His career with the company included roles in the Upstream, chemicals, refining, trading and supply businesses in countries that include China and Germany. He has also led the Rhine Fuels Value Chain, and global fuels businesses Air BP and LPG.
Since his appointment in 2013 to BP Group’s Downstream executive team and as leader of the Asia Pacific Fuels businesses, Mr Holmes has significantly improved the safety and competitive performance of BP’s businesses in Australia, New Zealand and China.
Baudry, who is French, has worked for BP for 30 years for a range of commercial and operational businesses in Europe and Asia Pacific. In his most recent role, he delivered a significant turnaround and growth for the Midstream in Europe where he was responsible for the optimisation of BP’s fuels value chain including four refineries, wholesale supply and biofuels, B2B, 14 terminals and end consumer pricing for the Retail business.