Joaquin Oliveira is Lightsource bp’s Group Co-CEO, joining the company from bp on 1 February 2024, following bp’s agreement, to take full ownership of Lightsource bp.
Joaquin leads the business, bringing with him bp’s vision to further scale-up this standalone company, taking it to the next level of profitable growth and performance to become a global renewables powerhouse.
He brings deep financial and commercial expertise with over 25 years of experience in senior executive roles for renewable energy, oil & gas, and financial services businesses.
Prior to joining Lightsource bp, Joaquin was the CFO for bp’s gas & renewable energy business (including offshore wind, onshore wind, solar, hydrogen, and carbon capture & storage opportunities), and was responsible for shaping, delivering, and managing the growth in that segment – generating over $16 billion of pre-tax profit in 2022.
He served as the interim Executive Vice President for the gas and renewable energy business, reporting to bp group CEO from Oct 2021-March 2022.
Joaquin was also a non-executive director in several renewable companies including Lightsource bp, Beacon Offshore Wind, Empire Offshore wind and a large oil & gas conglomerate in Latin America, Pan American Energy Group.
Joaquin holds an MBA from Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a B.S degree from the Accounting & Business Administration faculty of the Andrés Bello University in Venezuela. He started his career in 2001 at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he established the foundations of his career in finance.
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