Could Tony Hayward be looking for a comeback? The FT’s Kevin Brown reports from Singapore that BP’s former boss has held informal talks to sit on the advisory panel at Temasek, the Singapore state investment agency.
This presumably wouldn’t detract from his day job at TNK-BP, but could mean a return to international prominence and a seat alongside the likes of Chuck Prince and Lee Raymond, the former ExxonMobil boss.
Kevin Brown writes:
It is understood that the discussions with Temasek have been brief and informal, and that they relate only to a possible appointment to Temasek’s International Advisory Panel, which usually meets only once a year and has no management role.
The idea that Mr Hayward might join the international panel was floated at a recent conference in Singapore at which Mr Hayward was a speaker.
UPDATE: Apologies to Sky’s (and our own) Mark Kleinman – I should have also linked to his story, which he broke on Thursday evening.