Full Name
Dev Sanyal
Job Title
VARO Energy
Speaker Bio
Dev Sanyal is Chief Executive Officer of VARO Energy Group AG, based in Zug, Switzerland. He was appointed to this role effective 1 January 2022. In July 2022, the company announced the ONE VARO Transformation Strategy accelerated by “Engine 1” focused on Conventional Energies and “Engine 2” focused on Sustainable Energies, with a commitment to investing two-thirds of capital in Engine 2 businesses and a trebling of earnings for the Group in the next 5 years. VARO will also be Net Zero in Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 2040.

Until 31 December 2021, Dev had a 32-year career with BP plc including over a decade as a member of the group executive committee and headed gas and low carbon energy globally. Prior to this, he was chief executive, alternative energy and also accountable for BP’s Europe and Asia regions. During his tenure, he built world scale businesses in sustainable energy and led the pivot in the company’s energy transition strategy. Earlier, he was group treasurer and chair of BP Investment Management and Arco Aluminium, chief executive of Air BP International and chief executive, BP Eastern Mediterranean.

Dev is an independent non-executive director on the board of M&G plc; a member of the energy advisory board of the Government of India; the advisory board of the Centre for European Reform; and the board of overseers of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he obtained a master’s degree in economics and politics. He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute. Dev was an independent non-executive director on the board of Man Group plc (2013-2022).
Dev Sanyal