The BP Foundation funds Fellows from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia and Iraq.
“BP considers itself a guest in Azerbaijan. We have been there for over fifteen years. We will be there for a good few decades to come. Understanding that country is very important to us as a business. The Trust gives us the opportunity to talk to people who can provide a different perspective from the ones that we are quite familiar with in our day to day business. And what struck me when I met the Fellows for the first time was that they gave me and BP this fantastic opportunity to hear from people who were open minded, creative, intelligent, very forward looking, very passionate about their country and to hear from someone outside of our company, from outside of the oil business about some of the challenges that Azerbaijan faces.”
Clare Bebbington, former BP