Investors in BP expect to see a change in its leadership, with a shake-up possible once the oil giant's leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico is capped, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing leading shareholders and people close to the group.
A management change, with both Chief Executive Tony Hayward's and Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg's jobs in jeopardy, could come when BP announces a capital raise, the paper said, citing an unnamed source close to the company.
Without steps to steady the ship, BP could become a target of a takeover attempt from companies like ExxonMobil , Royal Dutch Shell or PetroChina <601857.SS>, the FT said, citing a source working on BP's strategy.
A BP spokesman declined to comment.
(Reporting by Paritosh Bansal; Editing by Gary Hill)