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Mark J Thomas

Mark J Thomas

Group Chief Executive, Bapco energies
Mark Thomas is a veteran operating executive with a record of transformative leadership and value creation across the globe. Over his 38-year career with bp, Mark developed a deep knowledge of board and executive processes, strategic transactions, commercial optimization, front-line operations, and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance. He has a strong appreciation for the nuance of global business, having lived and worked in nine countries and conducted business in 20 others. Mark’s most recent role as Group Chief Executive Officer at Bapco Energies has accountability for managing the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s investments in the oil and gas sector. The Group, comprising 15 subsidiary companies, spans the entire oil and gas value chain from Exploration, through midstream infrastructure and downstream petrochemicals and refining. Reporting to the Board of Directors and Chairman His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Mark is accountable for the overall financial and operating performance of the Group and the group strategy that integrates the subsidiaries under one umbrella organization. Mark is Chairman of the Board of Bapco Gas and Bapco Gas Expansion, Vice Chairman of Bapco Refining and a member of the Bapco Upstream Board of Directors