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Iain Conn, Group Managing Director, The BP Group
Iain Conn was appointed chief executive, Downstream on 1 June 2007. He joined BP Oil International in 1986, working in a variety of roles in oil trading, commercial refining and exploration before becoming, on the merger between BP and Amoco in 1999, vice president of BP Amoco Exploration's mid-continent business unit.
At the end of 2000, he returned to London as group vice president and a member of the Refining and Marketing segment's executive committee, taking over responsibility in 2001 for BP's marketing operations in Europe. In 2002 he was appointed chief executive of BP Petrochemicals. Following his appointment to the board in 2004, he served for three years as group executive officer, strategic resources, with responsibility for a number of group functions and regions.
Iain Conn's career has given him extensive knowledge of a broad range of BP's businesses, particularly in the Downstream, which he has led since 2007. In this last period he has successfully remodelled BP's downstream business. He has deep knowledge of safety, manufacturing, energy markets and technology. He has continued to refocus the group's downstream operations whilst growing the contribution of that segment.