Dame Angela Strank - Head of Technology, Downstream and BP chief scientist
Appointed 1 September 2018
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
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 advancements in science, and managing technology capability in BP.
Angela Strank 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 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 Angela was awarded a DBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the oil industry and women in STEM.
Angela holds honorary degrees from Royal Holloway University, London (DSc) and The University of Bradford.
Dame Angela Strank, DBE, has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science, (Honoris Causa), by Royal Holloway, University of London
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