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BP Vice President visits Baku Higher Oil School

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Baku, May 27, AZERTAC

Helmut Schuster, BP Executive Vice President, Group Human Resources Director, visited Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) as part of his business trip to Baku. He met with BHOS management and students. In his welcome address, BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov highlighted the activities of the higher school. He said that established under the order of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, BHOS became one of the leading higher education institutions in the country.

Elmar Gasimov hailed cooperation between BHOS and BP. The rector underlined that BHOS students served internship at BP. He said that the knowledge offered by BHOS with the combination of science and practice would enable students to start the career path in national and international companies, being impetus for advancing in global market competition.

Helmut Schuster said the goal of his visit was to make acquaintance with local BP team and activities connected with human resources in the region. He said he was glad to visit BHOS that offers high-level education. He expressed his confidence that cooperation between BP AGT and BHOS as an integral part of commitment of BP to the government concerning nationalization strategy and local students’ engineering progress would be a great success.

Mr. Shuster answered students’ questions. BHOS Rector granted an honorary guest diploma to Mr. Shuster.

Helmut Shuster completed his post-graduate diploma in international relations and his PhD in economics at the University of Vienna and then began his career working for Henkel in a marketing capacity. Since joining BP in 1989 he has held a number of leadership roles. He has worked in BP in the US, UK and continental Europe and within most parts of refining, marketing, trading, and gas and power. Helmut Schuster became group human resources (HR) director on 1 March 2011. Mr. Shuster’s current role involves leading the agenda for roughly 60,000 people across the globe and included businesses such as petrochemicals, fuels value chains, lubricants and functional experts across the group. He is also a non-executive director of BP Europa SE.

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