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Tony Hayward

Anthony Bryan "Tony" Hayward (born 21 May 1957) is a British businessman, the former chief executive of oil and energy company BP. He replaced John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley on 1 May 2007. His tenure ended on 1 October 2010 due to his weak management of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He was replaced by Bob Dudley. Tony Hayward was born in Slough, Buckinghamshire, in 1957; the eldest of seven children. Later on, his family moved to nearby Windsor. After attending the local state grammar school, he went on to gain a first class geology degree from Aston University followed by a PhD from the University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences. Joining BP in 1982, with his first job as a rig geologist in Aberdeen, he quickly rose through the ranks in a series of technical and commercial roles in BP Exploration in London, Aberdeen, France, China and Glasgow. Hayward first came to Lord Browne's attention during a 1990 leadership conference in Phoenix, Arizona. As a result, he was made Browne's executive assistant. In 1992, Hayward moved to Colombia as exploration manager and became president of BP's operations in Venezuela in 1995. In August 1997, he returned to London as a director

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Tony Hayward -- Fish and Chicks

Tony Hayward -- Fish and Chicks

BP honcho Tony Hayward had a good oily time last month in Houston, TX, watching World Cup soccer in a bar with a woman -- not his wife -- and in a supreme irony  ... he ordered seafood.TMZ… READ MORE >

BP CEO Was on '30 Rock'?

BP CEO Was on '30 Rock'?

Here's BP CEO Tony Hayward testiying in Washington, DC on Thursday (left) -- and "30 Rock" and "The Queen" star Michael Sheen back in February (right).One is a good actor.We're just sayin'. READ MORE >

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BP Villain Gets Outta Dodge With Tight Security

BP Villain Gets Outta Dodge With Tight Security

After that outburst in the Congressional hearing, BP CEO Tony Hayward finally took the note -- people really don't like him ... which explains the heavy security during his exit.Hayward slithered… READ MORE >

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'Oil' Covered Protestor Infiltrates BP Hearing

'Oil' Covered Protestor Infiltrates BP Hearing

Chaos erupted at this morning's BP hearing in D.C. -- where a woman, who covered herself in a black substance, somehow got into the room and began screaming at BP CEO Tony Hayward.Almost… READ MORE >

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