Bob Dudley

Group chief executive

Tenure: appointed to the board 6 April 2009

Outside interests:
Non-executive director of Rosneft
Member of Tsinghua Management University Advisory Board, Beijing, China
Member of BritishAmerican Business International Advisory Board
Member of UAE/UK CEO Forum
Member of the Emirates Foundation Board of Trustees
Member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) International Business Council
Chair of the WEF Oil and Gas Climate Initiative
Member of the Russian Geographical Society Board of Trustees
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Age: 60

Nationality: American


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.

Relevant experience and skills

Bob Dudley has spent his whole career in the oil and gas industry. He has held senior management roles in Amoco and BP and as the chief executive officer of TNK-BP from 2003 to 2008.

Over the five years that he has been group chief executive, Bob has transformed BP into a safer, stronger and simpler business. By focusing the group’s approach on value not volume and operating through a set of consistent values, Bob has guided BP’s recovery to a position of greater resilience, to enable it to continue delivering results in an uncertain economic environment.

Bob Dudley’s performance has been considered and evaluated by the chairman’s committee.

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