Nick Cochrane-Dyet joined BP in 1989 as Human Resources and Administration Manager in BP Middle East based in Dubai having spent the previous 4 years working as the Representative of Citicorp Investment Bank in Abu Dhabi. Prior to that he had managed the President of the UAE’s Royal Stud Farm and had been a Captain in the British Army in the Brigade of Goorkhas based in the Far East. He has been associated with the Emirates since childhood when his father was posted to Abu Dhabi with the Trucial Oman Scouts in 1965 and lived in Jahili Fort in Al Ain.
Soon after joining the Dubai office he became the Regional Business Development Manager for downstream covering countries that included Iran and Yemen as well the Gulf responsible for growing downstream businesses.
Nick moved to BP Exploration and Production in Abu Dhabi in 1992 to take up the role of Deputy Chief Representative at a time when the BP office employed only three staff members and his role was to deputise for the Chief Representative on all of BP’s affairs. With the expansion of the Abu Dhabi office he became the Communications and External Affairs manager in 2001. He has participated in the opening of BP’s offices around the region.
Nick is the Special Advisor to the Chief Representative which includes a variety of topics on which to counsel on BP’s activities in Abu Dhabi and the region.
In his spare time Nick enjoys travel, both locally and internationally, armed with his camera, meeting people and walking. He is the Deputy Chairman of the British Business Group, Abu Dhabi, serves on the advisory board of Sightsavers, in the Middle East and is the industry member of the International Advisory Board to the Petroleum Institute. He was awarded the MBE in the 2013 New Year’s Honours by Her Majesty The Queen.