Bob Dudley

Group chief executive


Tenure: Appointed to the board 6 April 2009 (4 years)

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 Turkish/British CEO Forum
Member of Russian Geographical Society

Age: 58

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 entire career in the oil and gas industry. His broad range of roles with Amoco and BP has given him substantial global experience.

Since his appointment as group chief executive in 2010, Bob has re-organized the operations of the group and has moved its focus to value not volume; all without any compromise on safety. During the year he has successfully completed the disposal of the group's interest in TNK-BP and the acquisition of a significant stake in Rosneft.

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