Emil Ismayilov was appointed BP vice president Australia, effective 1 May 2018. He is currently the head of planning and commercial operations for BP Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey, North Africa, and Middle East. Ismayilov will be responsible for managing BP’s upstream joint venture businesses in Australia and will be a member of the Asia Pacific leadership team. Ismayilov has more than 19 years of industry experience gained from positions in Baku, Aberdeen, and Sunbury. He is a graduate of Baku State University and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in international relations and law.