BP plc

BP plc

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BP p.l.c. (BP) is an international oil and gas company. BP operates its products in more than 80 countries, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products. The Company operates two segments: Exploration and Production and Refining and Marketing. Exploration and Production’s activities include oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production; midstream transportation, storage and processing; and the marketing and trading of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas, together with power and natural gas liquids. Refining and Marketing’s activities include the supply and trading, refining, manufacturing, marketing and transportation of crude oil, petroleum and petrochemicals products and related services.

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Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive
Bob Dudley became group chief executive on 1 October 2010. Bob joined Amoco Corporation in 1979, working in a variety of engineering and commercial posts. Between 1994 and 1997, he worked on corporate development in Russia. In 1997, he became general manager for strategy for Amoco and in 1999, following the merger between BP and Amoco, was appointed to a similar role in BP. Between 1999 and 2000, he was executive assistant to the group chief executive, subsequently becoming group vice president for BP’s renewables and alternative energy activities. In 2002, he became group vice president responsible for BP’s upstream businesses in Russia, the Caspian region, Angola, Algeria and Egypt. From 2003 to 2008, he was president and chief executive officer of TNK-BP. On his return to BP in 2009 he was appointed to the BP board and oversaw the group’s activities in the Americas and Asia. Between 23 June and 30 September 2010, he served as the president and chief executive officer of BP’s Gulf Coast Restoration Organization in the US. He was appointed a director of Rosneft in March 2013 following BP’s acquisition of a stake in Rosneft.
Bob Fryar, Executive Vice President, Safety & Operational Risk
Bob Fryar is responsible for strengthening safety, operational risk management, and the systematic management of operations across the BP corporate group. He is group head of safety and operational risk, with accountability for group-level disciplines including engineering, health, safety, security, and environment. In this capacity, he looks after the group-wide operating management system implementation and capability programmes. Bob has 28 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry having joined Amoco Production Company in 1985. From October 2010 to February 2013 Bob was executive vice president of the production division and was accountable for safe and compliant exploration and production operations and stewardship of resources across all regions. In addition, he was also responsible for local government and stakeholder management and regional integration of all exploration and production activities. Prior to February 2013, Bob held several management positions in Trinidad, including chief operating officer for Atlantic LNG, and vice president of operations. Prior to that, Bob served in a variety of engineering and management positions in onshore US and deepwater Gulf of Mexico including petroleum engineer, field manager, operations manager, resource manager, and asset manager. In addition, he worked on the Vastar integration team.
Rupert Bondy, Group General Counsel, BP plc
Key accountabilities: Responsible for legal and compliance matters across the BP Group

Education: Rupert obtained his undergraduate degree in classics from Kings College, Cambridge and was then a Harkness fellow in jurisprudence and philosophy of law at Harvard University. He also spent a year as a teaching fellow at Stanford Law School, where he obtained a masters degree in law.

Career: Rupert began his career as a lawyer in private practice, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. In 1989 he joined US law firm Morrison & Foerster, working in San Francisco, London and New York, and from 1994 he worked for UK law firm Lovells in London. In 1995 he joined SmithKline Beecham as Senior Counsel for mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters. He subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility and following the merger of SmithKline Beecham and GlaxoWelcome to form GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) he was appointed SVP and General Counsel of GlaxoSmithKline in 2001.

In May 2008 he joined the BP group, where he is the Group General Counsel.

External roles: Member of various professional bodies and committees. He is a member of the English Bar and the California Bar.
Dr Brian Gilvary, Chief Financial Officer
Group responsibilities
He has responsibility for BP’s finance, planning, mergers and acquisitions, treasury and information technology activities.

Outside interests
Dr Brian Gilvary has no external appointments. Career

He joined BP in 1986, after obtaining a PhD in mathematics from the University of Manchester. Following a variety of roles in the Upstream, Downstream and trading with jobs spanning across Europe and the US, he became the Downstream’s chief financial officer and commercial director from 2002 to 2005.

In 2003 he was appointed a director of TNK-BP, retiring from the board in 2005 and re-joining in 2010. From 2005 to 2010 he was chief executive of integrated supply and trading, BP’s commodity trading arm. In 2010 he was appointed deputy group chief financial officer with responsibility for the finance function before being appointed chief financial officer on 1 January 2012.

Relevant experience and skills
Dr Brian Gilvary has 27 years of experience within BP, gaining a strong knowledge of finance and trading, and a deep understanding of BP’s assets and businesses, including its interests in Russia through his time on the board of TNK-BP.
Andy Hopwood, Chief Operating Officer, Strategy and Regions, Upstream
Education: Andy graduated in 1979 from Birmingham University in chemical engineering. Career: After joining BP in 1980 as a petroleum engineer, Mr. Hopwood gained ten years of operating experience in the North Sea, Wytch Farm, and Indonesia, and developing expertise in reservoir engineering in BP’s London headquarters. In 1989 Andy joined the corporate planning team supporting the formulation of BP’s exploration strategy. He also played an integral role in executing the subsequent rationalisation of BP’s portfolio, divesting BP’s Canadian and Egyptian assets. Following this corporate work, Hopwood’s international endeavours led to positions in South America, first in Mexico and then as commercial manager for BP’s Venezuela business, prior to a return to London as the E&P Planning Manager. In 1999, Mr. Hopwood was appointed Business Unit Leader in Azerbaijan. He returned to London in 2001 as the Upstream Chief of Staff, before becoming Business Unit Leader in Trinidad. In 2005 he moved to Houston to become Strategic Performance Unit Leader for the North American gas business. In 2009, Andy joined the upstream executive as Head of Portfolio and Technology and in October 2010 he was appointed Executive Vice President E&P Strategy & Integration, and a member of the Executive Team. External roles: Andy serves as Chair of the BP Foundation.
Bernard Looney, Chief Operating Officer, Production
Education Degree in Electrical Engineering from University College Dublin, and an MS in Management from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Group responsibilities
Bernard Looney is responsible for production operations, well operations, supply-chain management and engineering in the upstream. Career
Bernard Looney joined BP in 1991 as a drilling engineer, working in the North Sea, Vietnam and the Gulf of Mexico. In 2001 Bernard took on responsibility for drilling operations on Thunder Horse in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
In 2005 Bernard became senior vice president within BP Alaska, before moving in 2007 to be head of the group chief executive’s office.
In 2009 he became the managing director of BP’s North Sea business in the UK and Norway.
Bernard became executive vice president, developments, in October 2010. He took up his current role in February 2013. External roles
Bernard is a member of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Advisory Council and a Fellow of the Energy Institute.
Lamar McKay, Chief Executive, Upstream
Degree in Petroleum Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) from Mississippi State University and an Executive MBA from Indiana University.

Group responsibilities
Lamar McKay is responsible for the combined Upstream business which consists of exploration, development and production.

Lamar McKay started his career in 1980 with Amoco and has held a broad range of positions. In 1993, he became general manager for the Arkoma Basin, and in 1997 moved into the role of business unit leader for the Gulf of Mexico Shelf.

During 1998-2000, he worked on the BP-Amoco merger and served as head of strategy and planning for the worldwide exploration and production business in London. In 2000, he became business unit leader for the Central North Sea in Aberdeen, Scotland. In 2001, Lamar became chief of staff for the worldwide exploration and production business, and subsequently served as chief of staff to BP’s deputy group chief executive.

Lamar became group vice president, Russia and Kazakhstan in 2003 where he was responsible for BP’s Upstream businesses, including BP’s interest in the TNK-BP joint venture. He served as a member of the board of directors of TNK-BP from February 2004 to May 2007.

In May 2007, Lamar moved to Houston to assume the role of senior group vice president, BP p.l.c. and executive vice president, BP America where he led BP’s efforts to resolve various issues involving the Texas City refinery, Prudhoe Bay field and US trading business. In June 2008, he became executive vice president, special projects focusing on Russia where he led BP’s efforts to restructure the governance framework for TNK-BP.

In February 2009, Lamar was appointed chairman and president of BP America Inc, serving as BP’s chief representative in the US. In October 2010, he additionally assumed the role of chief executive officer and president for the Gulf Coast Restoration Organization.

On 1 January 2013, he became chief executive, Upstream.

External roles
Lamar is a member of the American Petroleum Institute’s Executive Committee, the MIT’s External Advisory Board; the University of Houston President’s Energy Advisory Board; and the Mississippi State University Dean’s Advisory Council.
Dev Sanyal, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Regions
Dev Sanyal is responsible for Europe, Asia, strategy and long-term planning, risk management, government and political affairs, policy and group integration and governance.

Dev joined BP in 1989 and has held a variety of international roles in London, Athens, Istanbul, Vienna and Dubai. He was appointed chief executive, BP Eastern Mediterranean Fuels in 1999. In 2002, he moved to London as chief of staff of BP’s worldwide downstream businesses. In November 2003, he was appointed chief executive officer of Air BP. In June 2006, he was appointed head of the group chief executive’s office. He was appointed group vice president and group treasurer in 2007. During this period, he was also chairman of BP Investment Management Ltd and accountable for the group’s aluminium interests. In January 2012, he became executive vice president.
Helmut Schuster, Executive Vice President, Group Human Resources Director
Helmut Schuster became group human resources director on 1 March 2011. In this role he holds accountabilities for the BP human resources function. Helmut began his career working for Henkel in a marketing capacity. Since joining BP in 1989 Helmut has held a number of major leadership roles. He has worked in BP in the US, UK and continental Europe and within most parts of refining, marketing, trading and gas and power. Before taking on his current role his portfolio of responsibilities as a vice president, human resources included the refining and marketing segment of BP, and corporate and functions. This role saw him leading the people agenda for roughly 60,000 people across the globe and includes businesses such as petrochemicals, fuels value chains, lubricants and functional experts across the corporation.
Iain Conn, Chief Executive, Downstream
Iain Conn was appointed chief executive, Downstream on 1 June 2007.

He joined BP Oil International in 1986, working in a variety of roles in oil trading, commercial refining and exploration before becoming, on the merger between BP and Amoco in 1999, vice president of BP Amoco Exploration’s mid-continent business unit. At the end of 2000, he returned to London as group vice president and a member of the Refining and Marketing segment’s executive committee, taking over responsibility in 2001 for BP’s marketing operations in Europe. In 2002 he was appointed chief executive of BP Petrochemicals. Following his appointment to the board in 2004, he served for three years as group executive officer, strategic resources, with responsibility for a number of group functions and regions.

He also served as a non-executive director and senior independent director of Rolls Royce Holdings plc from January 2005 until May 2014.
Katrina Landis, Executive Vice President for Corporate Business Activities
Katrina holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington and a degree in Computer Science from the University of Alaska. In addition, she has received executive level MBA training at the University of Michigan and Stanford.

Group responsibilities
Katrina is responsible for BP’s integrated supply and trading activities, Alternative Energy, shipping, technology and remediation management.

Katrina began her career with BP in 1992 in Anchorage, Alaska and held a variety of senior roles.

She was chief executive officer of BP’s integrated supply and trading – Oils America from 2003 to 2006, group vice president of BP’s integrated supply and trading from 2007 to 2008 and chief operating officer of BP Alternative Energy from 2008 to 2009.

She was then appointed chief executive officer of BP Alternative Energy in 2009.

On 1 May 2013, she became executive vice president, corporate business activities.

External Roles
Since mid-2010 she has served as an independent director of Alstom SA, a world leader in transport infrastructure, power generation, and transmission, and is a founding member of Alstom’s Ethics, Compliance and Sustainability Committee. She also serves on Earth Day Network’s Global Advisory Committee and was named as an Ambassador to the U.S. Department of Energy’s U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment program.

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