This excerpt taken from the BP 6-K filed Jan 15, 2009.
FORMER GERMAN CHANCELLOR GERHARD SCHROEDER AGREES TO JOIN TNK-BP BOARD
BP today announced that the shareholders in TNK-BP have agreed to appoint three independent directors, including former chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Gerhard Schroeder, to the restructured main board of TNK-BP. His fellow independents will be James Leng, the chairman designate of Rio Tinto, and Alexander Shokhin, president of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
BP’s four nominated directors on the main board of TNK-BP are: Andy Inglis, chief executive of BP’s upstream business, David Peattie, BP’s head of Russian business, Iain Macdonald, BP’s deputy chief financial officer and Lord Robertson of Port Ellen. The AAR-nominated directors are Alfa Group chairman, Mikhail M Fridman, Renova Group chairman, Viktor F Vekselberg, Access Industries chairman, Len Blavatnik and Chairman of Pamplona Capital Management, Alex Knaster.
Until a new CEO of TNK-BP is announced, Tim Summers will continue in the role.