Fawaz Bitar is BP’s Head of Global Operations, Upstream holding the position since 2011. He is directly accountable for the delivery of all aspects of Operations performance and strategy, including safety, production and cost. He is also accountable for managing the HSE discipline for the Upstream.
Fawaz has been with BP for 28 years. He has held leadership positions in the UK, US, Azerbaijan, Colombia and Egypt. Prior to his current role, he was an Executive Vice President in Indonesia where he led the construction and start-up of BP’s first LNG plant. He has extensive operational experience having held key positions such as Project Director, Engineering & Operations Manager and Offshore Installation Manager.
Fawaz has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Newcastle University and is a chartered UK and European Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He is a graduate of the London Business School Accelerated Development Programme and was formally BP’s Executive sponsor for Imperial College London. He is currently undertaking a doctorate at the University of Aberdeen where he is also a guest lecturer.
Fawaz is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and a Freeman of the Tallow Chandlers’ Company. He is a director and Vice Chair of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP)