July 25, 2014
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An American who spent part of his boyhood in Mississippi could be the replacement for BP CEO Tony Hayward. If so, Bob Dudley would be the first American to head the oil giant.
BP says "no final decision" has been made about management changes, but the massive oil spill and Hayward's gaffes before the media have BP trying to repair its image.
Experts say the new CEO must persuade thousands of employees to embrace a culture of safety, mend fences among BP's partners in the Gulf and convince the U.S. government and public that BP can be trusted.