The board of BP p.l.c. confirms that Ms Melody Meyer was elected as a non-executive director at the company’s annual general meeting on 17 May.
Ms Meyer has extensive experience in the global oil and gas industry, with 37 years of service with Chevron, including senior leadership roles internationally. Ms Meyer was until her retirement in 2016 president of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production, responsible for the financial and operating performance of the upstream assets in Chevron’s Asia Pacific region.
Carl-Henric Svanberg, chairman of BP, said: “The distinctive breadth, variety and geographic scope of Melody’s experience in the global oil and gas industry make her a valuable addition to the board. With a deep understanding of the factors influencing safe, efficient and commercially high-performing projects in a global organisation, she will bring an additional world-class operational perspective to the board.”
Melody Meyer started her career with Gulf Oil in Houston. Gulf Oil later merged with Chevron where she remained until her retirement in 2016. During her career with Chevron, she had key leadership roles in global exploration and production, working on international projects and operational assignments.
Ms Meyer became the vice president for Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico business unit in 2004 and in 2008 became president of the Chevron Energy Technology Company. From 2011 she was president of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production, responsible for the financial and operating performance of the upstream assets in nine countries in Chevron’s Asia Pacific region.
She was elected a non-executive director of AbbVie Inc. in early May 2017.
Ms Meyer was the executive sponsor of the Chevron Women’s Network and continues as a mentor and advocate for the advancement of women in the industry. She was recognized as a 2009 Trinity Distinguished Alumni, with the BioHouston Women in Science Award, and was the ASME Rhodes Petroleum Industry Leadership Award recipient.
Melody Meyer graduated with a BS in engineering science, mechanical from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, and is now on the university’s board of trustees. She is also on the board of the National Bureau of Asian Research.