AP: BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward, centre, sits aboard his yacht Bob, during the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, Saturday June 19, 2010.
The most out-of-touch CEO on the planet, BP CEO Tony Hayward got his “life back” for a day at “glitzy yacht race.” Some reports said he merely attended the event, but AP reports (with photo above) that he was aship while his company — and its oil — runs aground.
Why oh why hasn’t Hayward been fired yet??? I suppose it’s because the guy who could fire him, Board Chair Carl-Henric “We care about the small people” Svanberg is equally tone deaf.
While Hayward was yachting, BP’s “main partner in the damaged exploration well,” Anadarko Petroleum, was fleeing BP like … well, like the kind of creatures who are known to flee a sinking ship. In a damning statement, chief executive, Jim Hackett said: