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

Age: 59

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, Bob 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 2013 following BP’s acquisition of a stake in Rosneft.

Relevant experience and skills

Bob Dudley has spent his entire career in the oil and gas industry. He has held senior management roles in Amoco and BP and has significant experience as the chief executive officer of TNK-BP.

Over the four years that he has been group chief executive, Bob has used these skills in leading BP’s recovery. He initiated the 10-point plan, the main 2014 tasks of which have been completed. He has changed the way in which the group operates and focused its delivery on value not volume. He has reshaped the group through non-core asset divestment and has achieved a clear direction through a set of consistent values.

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

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