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BP's Tony Hayward

BP's Tony Hayward
CEO Tony Hayward has resigned to be replaced by Robert Dudley on October 1, the London-based oil giant BP said in a statement on Tuesday. (Getty Images)
BP's Tony Hayward
Hayward has been criticised for his handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil leak that was triggered by an April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig, killing 11 people. (AFP/Getty Images)
BP's Tony Hayward
Hayward testifies members of US Congress over the historical and deadly oil spill. (Getty Images)
BP's Tony Hayward
Hayward arrives at a House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (AFP/Getty Images)
BP's Tony Hayward
BP announced a record second-quarter loss of $17.2bn after taking charge of the oil leak, compared to a profit of $4.39bn in the year-earlier period. (AFP/Getty Images)
BP's Tony Hayward
Hayward’s successor, Dudley will face the challenge of turning around the finances of the company faced with huge clean-up costs and liabilities. (Getty Images)
BP's Tony Hayward
Hayward, a former geologist, took over the role three years ago. He is now expected to be offered a post at BP’s TNK-BP joint venture in Russia, a source is reported as saying. (Getty Images)
BP's Tony Hayward
Hayward takes a first-hand look at the recovery operations aboard the Discover Enterprise drill ship in the Gulf of Mexico. (REUTERS/Sean Gardner)
BP's Tony Hayward
Hayward bids farewell to BP staff after walking an oil-stained beach in May at Port Fourchon, Louisiana. (Getty Images)