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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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Robert Dudley, Chief Executive Officer
Key accountabilities: Robert (Bob) Dudley became Group Chief Executive of BP p.l.c on 1 October 2010. Education: Degree in Chemical Engineering (University of Illinois, USA), MIM from Thunderbird School of Global Management (USA) and an MBA from SMU (USA). Career: Bob joined Amoco Corporation in 1979, for whom he worked until its merger with BP in 1998. In his early career he held a variety of engineering and commercial posts in the US and UK. From 1987 he worked on the negotiation and development of projects in the South China Sea, following which he was involved in the restructuring of oil and gas research and development activities in the US. Between 1994 and 1997 he was based in Moscow working on corporate development for both upstream and downstream businesses in Russia. In 1997 he became general manager for strategy for Amoco and following the Amoco merger was appointed to a similar role in BP in 1999. From 1999 – 2000 he was appointed executive assistant to the group chief executive officer, following which he was group vice president for BP’s renewables and alternative energy activities, with responsibilities for BP’s global solar business and wind and hydrogen activities. He then took up the role of group vice president responsible for BP’s upstream businesses in Russia, the Caspian Region, Angola, Algeria and Egypt. In 2003, following the formation of TNK-BP – a joint venture between BP and Russian partners – Bob assumed the role of president and chief executive officer until December 2008. Bob was appointed an executive director of the BP board on 6 April 2009 becoming an executive vice president and a member of the executive management team with responsibility for the group’s activities in the Americas and Asia. Between 23 June and 30 September 2010 he served as the President and CEO of BP’s Gulf Coast Restoration Organization in the United States. In December 2009 he was awarded an honorary CBE for services to global energy security and industry. External roles: Member of the Board of Fellows of the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Bob Fryar, Executive Vice President, Safety & Operational Risk
Education Bob has a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University. Group responsibilities
Bob 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 Operations, with accountability for group-level disciplines including projects, operations, engineering, health, safety, security, and environment. In this capacity, he looks after group-wide operating management, system implementation, capability programs and audit. Career
Bob Fryar has 27 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry having joined Amoco Production Company in 1985. Most recently Bob was chief executive officer for BP Angola and in his prior role vice president of operations performance unit for BP Trinidad.
Prior to joining BP Trinidad in January 2003, Bob served in a variety of engineering and management positions in the onshore US and deepwater Gulf of Mexico including petroleum engineer, field manager, operations manager, resource manager, asset manager and delivery manager. In addition, he worked on the Vastar integration team.
In October 2010 to February 2013 Bob Fryar was executive vice president Production 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, integration of all exploration and production activities at the regional level, technical excellence across safety and operational risk and subsurface, and a robust operating management system to ensure safety, quality and compliance of production activities.
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.
Mike Daly, Executive Vice President, Exploration Division.
Key Accountabilities: Mike is accountable for the leadership of BP’s access, exploration and resource appraisal activities and the long-term replacement of BP’s resource base. Education: Dr. Daly graduated from the University College of Wales in geology, and after several years as a field geologist in Africa he completed a Ph.D. at Leeds University. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. Career: Dr. Daly joined BP Exploration in 1986, working as a technical specialist in structural geology. In the early 1990’s he joined BP’s global basin analysis group that set the direction of BP’s exploration strategy. This work has underpinned BP’s exploration and reserves replacement performance for two decades. Following this strategic work he has occupied a series of exploration business and functional roles in South America, the North Sea and new business development globally. In 2000 he became the President for BP’s Middle East and South Asia businesses. In July 2006, Dr. Daly was appointed BP’s Head of Exploration and New Business Development and in October 2010 was appointed Executive Vice President, Exploration and a member of the BP Executive Team. External Roles: Dr. Daly currently serves on the British Geological Survey advisory committee. Previous roles include the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) National Capability Advisory Group, and council member of The Geological Society.
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
Education 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. Career
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 and Group Chief of Staff
Key accountabilities: Member of the BP executive management team Other group accountabilities: Dev is the accountable executive for all of BP’s corporate activities in central programme management, government and political affairs, policy, economics and competitor intelligence. Education: Dev has a Master's degree in Economics and Politics from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in cooperation with Harvard University, where he was a Joan M. Gillespie Scholar. Career: 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. External roles: Dev is a Trustee of the Career Academy Foundation and a member of the Accenture Global Energy Advisory Board and the European Advisory Forum of The Fletcher School.
Helmut Schuster, Group Human Resources Director
Key accountabilities: Helmut became Group HR Director on 1 March 2011. In this role he holds accountabilities for the BP HR Function. He is also a member of the BP Executive Team. Education: Helmut completed his post graduate diploma in International Relations and his PhD in Economics at the University of Vienna. Career: Helmut Schuster 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 & Power. Before taking on his current role his portfolio of responsibilities as a Vice President, HR included the Refining & Marketing Segment of BP, and Corporate & 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. Other responsbilities: He is also a Non-Executive Director of BP Europa SE.
Iain Conn, Chief Executive, Refining and Marketing
Education Iain was born in Edinburgh, educated in Musselburgh, Scotland and subsequently studied chemical engineering and management at The Imperial College, London. Group responsibilities
In addition to his position as chief executive, Refining and Marketing, he has regional responsibility for Europe, Southern Africa and Asia. He also has responsibility for the BP brand and related matters.
Outside interests
Iain Conn is a non-executive director and the senior independent director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc. He is chairman of the Advisory Board of Imperial College Business School and a member of the Council of Imperial College.
Career
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, in which he had responsibility for a number of group functions and regions. He was appointed chief executive, Refining and Marketing on 1 June 2007.
Relevant experience and skills
Iain Conn’s career has given him extensive knowledge of a broad range of BP’s businesses, particularly in the area of refining and marketing, which he has led since 2007. In this last period he has successfully remodelled BP’s downstream business. He has deep knowledge of safety, manufacturing, energy markets and technology.
Katrina Landis, Executive Vice President for Corporate Business Activities
Education 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.
Career
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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