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Dame Angela Strank

Dame Angela Strank - BP Chief Scientist and Head of Technology, Downstream

BP chief scientist and head of technology, downstream

Executive team tenure: 

Appointed 1 September 2018   

 

Outside interests:

Non-executive director of Severn Trent plc
Fellow of the Royal Society
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Honorary Fellow of the Energy Institute
Honorary Professor of Earth Sciences, University of Manchester

 

Age:

66

 

Nationality: 

British

Career

Dame Angela Strank is responsible for technology across BP's petrochemicals, refining, fuels and lubricants businesses. As BP's chief scientist she is accountable for developing strategic insights from advances in science and managing technology capability in BP.

 

Dame Angela joined BP in 1982 as a geologist in exploration and has held various technical and commercial leadership roles across upstream and downstream including: chief financial officer lubricants (Americas), BP/Statoil alliance manager Nigeria, business development manager Angola, technology vice president, and head of the BP group chief executive's office.

 

In 2010 Dame Angela won the UK First Women's Award in Science and Technology, and in 2018 was the first woman to receive the UK Energy Institute's Cadman Award.

 

In 2017 Dame Angela was awarded a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to the oil industry and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

 

Dame Angela holds honorary degrees from Royal Holloway University, London (DSc) and the University of Bradford. 

Read Angela Strank's recent speeches

  • 18 July 2019 Advancing the energy transition – possibilities everywhere
    Dame Angela Strank, BP chief scientist and head of technology, downstream, International Student Energy Summit, London 18 July 2019: Addressing 650 student delegates from 98 countries, Angela Strank explores some of the key challenges for accelerating the energy transition and the important role that new businesses and existing and emerging technologies are playing. “The world already has the know-how, resources and, increasingly, the will to work together to do it. And there are possibilities everywhere we look.”
  • 21 September 2016 Technology and innovation - fuelling the future
    Angela Strank, head of technology, Downstream, and BP chief scientist. BIEE conference, St John’s College, Oxford
  • 21 June 2016 Technology: fuelling the future of energy
    Angela Strank, head of downstream technology and chief scientist, International Festival for Business 2016, Liverpool