Carl-Henric Svanberg

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BP Pulls Hayward From Spill Duties

Chairman says he'll deal with media more

(Newser) - Looks as though Tony Hayward’s getting his life back after all. The BP CEO is handing over operations in the Gulf of Mexico to managing director Bob Dudley and heading back to England, at least for a while, chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg tells Sky News . Hayward probably won’t be... More »

BP's 'Small People' Remark Angers Victims

BP exec's attempt to seem more sympathetic backfires

(Newser) - Gulf Coast residents were fuming over comments by the BP chairman that his company does indeed care about "the small people," the AP reports. Ben Smith of Politico notes that the phrase already has spawned a mocking T-shirt. Carl-Henric Svanberg told reporters that "I hear comments sometimes... More »

BP Won't Pay Dividend, Apologizes for Spill

Obama confirms $20B fund for victims of the spill

(Newser) - BP is suspending its dividend through the rest of the year in the wake of the Gulf oil spill. "This tragic accident ... should have never happened," said board chair Carl-Henric Svanberg, who used a news conference to "apologize to the American people." He also noted that... More »

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