April 26, 2018 / 6:13 AM / 7 months ago

BP names Lund to succeed Svanberg as chairman

April 26 (Reuters) - BP on Thursday appointed Helge Lund to succeed Carl-Henric Svanberg as chairman.

Lund will join the BP's board as chairman designate and a non-executive director on Sept 1 and will become chairman on Jan 1.

Lund, who is also chairman of Denmark's Novo Nordisk AS , will stand down as director of oilfield service company Schlumberger with immediate effect, BP said.

Reporting by Arathy S Nair in Bengaluru; editing by Jason Neely

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