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Air BP announced that Martin Thomsen will assume the role of chief executive officer on July 1, 2020. Thomsen will succeed Jon Platt, who has successfully led the business since 2016.
Thomsen has been with BP for 15 years and has held several positions across the downstream business. He joins Air BP from his previous position as retail director and fuels country integrator for Austria, Switzerland and Turkey.
“I am proud to have been appointed to lead this great business. This is a time of significant challenge for the aviation industry, but it is also a time of great opportunity” said Thomsen. “Air BP has been providing safe and reliable fuelling operations for over 90 years and remains committed to supporting the needs of our customers. We have an exciting future ahead of us as we continue to support both bp and our industry’s low carbon ambitions”.
Thomsen’s previous roles include fuels general manager Turkey, retail operations manager Spain, commercial optimization fuels Iberia and retail Europe strategy and business development.
Thomsen, who is Brazilian, is married with three children. He holds a masters of engineering science from the Instituto Tecnológico, Buenos Aires and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School program for leadership development.
Platt will retire from BP later this year after a distinguished career spanning over 30 years.