BP Middle East
Michael Townshend has been working for BP for 33 years in roles covering engineering, project management, operations, strategic planning, and mergers & acquisitions. His posts have ranged from projects to operations in the USA, Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia. Between 2002 and 2007, he was CEO of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline and managed BP’s onshore business in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. Michael Townshend has been President of BP Iraq since 2009. He served on the Board of TNK-BP between 2011 and 2013 and was President of BP Russia in 2013. Starting October 2014, Michael became The Regional President BP Middle East.
Michael Townshend holds an honours degree in Engineering and an MBA with distinction.