TONY Hayward, the former chief executive of BP who stepped down at the beginning of this month, is believed to have been approached to take a role at Temasek Holdings, the Singaporean state investment fund.
Hayward has been holding talks with Temasek about a possible appointment to its international advisory panel.
Last month Hayward spoke at a conference in Singapore organised by Temasek and discussions about a role have apparently taken place since then.
People close to Hayward said the talks were at a “delicate” stage, and that they might not lead to an appointment. A friend of Hayward’s told Sky News the role was just one of several that he was considering.