BP appoints Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath as new Low Carbon and Renewables Lead


Ex-RWE Renewables boss replaces Dev Sanyal to head O&G player's gas and low carbon energy business 

BP appoints Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath
BP appoints Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath

14 September, 2021 (PRESS RELEASE) -- BP has appointed Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath as its new Executive Vice President, Gas and Low Carbon Energy, and member of BP's leadership team.

Dotzenrath (pictured), who was Chief Executive of RWE Renewables, will join BP on 1 March 2022. Dev Sanyal, Executive Vice-President, Gas and Low Carbon Energy, has elected to leave BP at the end of this year to take a new role elsewhere.

BP CEO Bernard Looney said: 

"I am delighted that Anja has chosen to join us and help lead BP's transformation from international oil company to integrated energy company.

"She is exactly the right person for BP, at exactly the right time - a globally respected and deeply experienced leader in renewable energy with a proven track record of transforming and growing businesses.

"I have been hugely impressed by the quality of her strategic thinking and her deep operational expertise.

"But as impressive as this is, I am even more impressed with how she has done it - leading teams with the right values and a strong sense of purpose. I look forward to welcoming Anja and working together to create value as we drive bp towards net zero and help the world get there too."

Dotzenrath is an electrical engineer with more than 25 years of senior experience in energy, industry and management consultancy.

She led the development of RWE Renewables into one of the world's largest renewable power companies and the second largest offshore wind player globally, integrating the renewables businesses of Eon and Innogy into RWE to form RWE Renewables in 2019.

Before becoming chief executive of RWE Renewables on its formation, she led Eon's climate and renewables business as chief executive and previously chief operating officer.

Dotzenrath said: 

"I spent much of my career building renewables businesses and I'm thrilled about the opportunity ahead with BP.

"Its global reach, ambitious low carbon growth targets and vision for a net zero future are a great platform for making a material contribution to a more sustainable and inclusive energy future.

"By integrating gas, renewables, hydrogen and biofuels at scale we can build a world-leading business in low carbon. I can't wait to join the team and get to work on helping prove that purpose and profitable growth can work together."

BP's strategy aims to expand its low carbon energy interests, with a target of having developed 20GW net of renewable assets by 2025 and aiming for 50GW by 2030.

BP expects to invest around $2bn in low carbon energy in 2021, rising to $3-4bn in 2025 and aiming for around $5bn in 2030. 

About BP

Through our scale, reach and range of activities we deliver heat, light and mobility products and services to customers around the world, and we plan to do so increasingly, in ways that we believe will help drive the transition to a lower carbon future. We have operations in Europe, North and South America, Australasia, Asia and Africa.  

We will aim to dramatically reduce carbon in our operations and in our production, and grow new low carbon businesses, products and services. We will advocate for fundamental and rapid progress towards the Paris climate goals and aim to be an industry leader in the transparency of our reporting. 

We know we don't have all the answers and will listen and work with others. We want to be an energy company with purpose; one that is trusted by society, valued by shareholders and motivating for everyone who works at bp. We believe we have the experience and expertise, the relationships and the reach, the skill and the will to do this.