The CEO of oil company BP resigns due to concealing relationships with colleagues.
BP-Chef Bernard Looney has resigned with immediate effect due to previous relationships with colleagues. The oil company announced on Tuesday in London that interim Chief Financial Officer Murray Auchincloss will take over as CEO. The impending departure was reported earlier by the Financial Times.
BP stated that Looney has informed the company today that he was not fully transparent in his previous statements. He did not fully disclose relationships with colleagues. It is unclear what type of relationships are involved and which guidelines Looney has violated.
Das BP-Urgestein Looney hatte den Umbau von einem der größten Ölkonzerne der Welt in das Zeitalter postfossiler Brennstoffe angetrieben. Zuletzt hatte er aber einige der ehrgeizigsten Ziele zurückgezogen und die Ausgaben für Erdöl und Erdgas wieder erhöht. Looney wurde Anfang 2020 zum BP-Chef ernannt.