New Delhi: UK oil major British Petroleum said it will set up a major new centre for its global business services (GBS) operations in Pune, India. The BP-owned centre, will provide business processing and advanced analytics capabilities in support of bp businesses worldwide, is expected to begin operations by January 2021, the company said in a statement on Thursday. It’s upcoming Pune centre is expected to employ around 2,000 employees once fully operational.
Its GBS India centre 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, the company said.
BP senior vice president for GBS Camille Drummond said: “Our new centre in India will enable us to put digital at the heart of BP’s businesses. Accessing India’s great talent pool and leveraging an agile mindset, we expect to advance the customer experience, adding further value to BP.”
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, the FTSE 100 company added.
BP regional president and India head Sashi Mukundan said “This is another significant step forward for the company in India. The centre will allow us to provide innovative solutions as we tap into India’s diverse and skilled workforce, expand our footprint here and develop low carbon businesses around the world.”
Welcoming the development, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Dharmendra Pradhan said, “I welcome BP’s move to establish a major new global business services centre in Pune. The new centre once operational will create opportunities for the growing local digital talent pool in India and will employ 2000 people to support its global businesses”.