British Petroleum (BP) on Thursday announced that it planned to set up a new centre for its global business services (GBS) operations in India at Pune.
The centre, which would be owned and operated by BP, would provide business processing and advanced analytics capabilities in support to its businesses worldwide. The Pune operations are expected to begin by January 2021. When fully operational, the facility would employ around 2,000 staff.
The energy major’s GBS organisation 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.
Camille Drummond, senior vice-president of GBS, BP, said, “As BP works to reinvent itself and reimagine energy, we are excited to accelerate the transformation of our business processes. Our new centre in India will enable us to put digital at the heart of BP’s businesses.”
Establishing a centre in India will allow BP to tap into the growing digital talent pool in a country that is strategically important for BP.