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 Dudley has spent his whole career in the oil and gas industry. As group chief executive, Bob has transformed BP into a safer, stronger and simpler business. This approach, governed by a consistent set of values, has guided BP to a position of greater resilience, enabling it to continue delivering results in an uncertain economic environment. Bob has demonstrated excellent leadership and vision throughout. Bob continues to lead the development of the group’s strategy, as we adapt to the challenges of the transition to a lower carbon economy. Under Bob’s leadership, BP successfully delivered seven major projects in 2017.