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Air BP appoints Jon Platt as new Chief Executive Officer


Air BP appoints Jon Platt as new Chief Executive Officer ...


BP announced yesterday, 09/19, the appointment of Jon Platt as chief executive of Air BP, the oil company’s global aviation business. Platt will assume his role on 1 October 2016 taking over from David Gilmour who has successfully led Air BP since 2013.

Platt has been with BP for over 27 years and brings a wealth of experience from previous roles, which include CEO of BP’s global Liquid Petroleum Gas business and CFO for the global Petrochemicals business.

“Air BP has a strong focus on safe and reliable operations, growth and supporting the needs of our customers through quality, technical expertise and innovation.” said Platt. “We will continue to be a key business in BP’s growth strategy, deeply committed to the aviation industry, our customers and investment in their future”.

Jon joined BP in 1989 starting as a graduate Chemical Engineer in Refinery & Petrochemicals operations followed by roles in commercial, corporate head office, finance, strategy and business leadership in Europe, US and Asia. He has previously held roles in BP’s Downstream business as Commercial VP Fuels, Head of Strategy and Portfolio, CEO Global LPG and CFO Petrochemicals.
Jon was born in East Anglia (UK), graduated from Bradford University (1989) with a 1st class BEng(Hons) in Chemical Engineering and holds an MBA from Strathclyde University (1999).

David Gilmour stays with BP taking up the role of vice president, BP Group Technology. He will have responsibility for technology commercialisation and venturing, as well as strategy, planning and communications activities.

  • As the aviation division of BP, Air BP is one of the world's largest suppliers of aviation fuel products and services. It currently supplies over seven billion gallons of jet kerosene and aviation gasoline to its customers across the globe each year.
  • Through its direct operations, Air BP fueled more than 6,000 flights every day – that’s over four aircraft every minute or one every 15 seconds. The company operates at more than 800 global locations in over 50 countries serving customers from the private pilot to some of the world’s largest airlines.
  • Air BP’s technical and operations experts provide a complete aviation fuel consultancy service, including the design, build and operation of aviation fuelling facilities, to help customers protect their operations and manage risks.
  • Customers range from domestic and international airlines, the military, business and private aircraft owners, as well as international airports and airfield operators.
  • Air BP’s services for the General Aviation and Business Aviation sector include the Sterling Card, which can be used throughout the global network, including self-serve locations, providing easy access to fuel for thousands of Air BP clients including private pilots, aircraft management companies and corporate flight departments. Air BP’s card programmes were introduced in 1993 to bridge the gap between airline, general business and private aviation customers as an easy means of payment for aviation fuel on an as needed basis.
  • For a full list of locations served by Air BP go to www.airbp.com/wheretofind


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