Glencore Xstrata confirms former BP boss as Chairman

|About: Glencore Plc (GLCNF)|By:, SA News Editor

As expected, Glencore Xstrata (GLCNF, GLNCY) has named former BP CEO Tony Hayward as Chairman following a year-long search for a successor to John Bond, who was ousted after the merger of Glencore and Xstrata.

Hayward has been interim chairman of Glencore since last May; he left BP in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

Hayward is CEO of London-listed Genel Energy (GEGYF), but could reportedly step down from the role after a period of transition. Genel declined to comment on the speculation.

Glencore Xstrata's shares are +1% in London. (PR)