Earlier this month, British Petroleum (BP) indicated plans to lay off around 10,000 employees globally as the pandemic impacts its businesses negatively. However, now in India, BP looks forward to opening a new business centre in Pune and hiring 2,000 employees.
The global business service (GBS) centre is expected to begin operations by January next year and will provide business processing and advanced analytics capabilities in support of BP businesses worldwide.
“Our new centre in India will enable us to put digital at the heart of BP’s businesses. Accessing India’s great talent pool and leveraging an agile mindset, we expect to advance the customer experience, adding further value to BP," said Camille Drummond, Senior Vice President for GBS, BP.
The energy major’s GBS organization will support digital innovation globally. It will bring together innovation and data analytics to deliver efficient and effective business solutions for businesses. From customer service and vendor payments to financial accounting and control, it would support every part of BP. The new centre in India will assume operational ownership of third-party business processes and seek to further extend its work with analytics and data science capabilities to pursue better business outcomes.
BP’s Regional President and Head of Country, Sashi Mukundan, said, “The centre will allow the company to provide innovative solutions as it taps into India’s diverse and skilled workforce, expands footprint here and develops low carbon businesses around the world.”
The energy major is counting on India’s talent pool to accelerate its growth plan and digital innovation. Currently, BP employs around 7,500 people in the oil, gas, lubricants and petrochemicals businesses, in India. It will begin to hire for the additional 2,000 more staff, in a few months.
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