Our team

We have broad and specialist skills right across the energy system, and we bring the commercial flair to design and build innovative deals that create mutual value.

Our people are located in key venture capital hubs around the world, based on their area of specialism.

BP Ventures – Americas

Meghan Sharp, Managing Director BP Ventures – Americas

San Francisco, US

Meghan leads the Americas team for BP Ventures. Core areas of focus for the team include Upstream, Digital, Bio and Mobility.

Meghan sits on the boards of Beyond Limits, Biosynthetic Technologies, and Advanced Biocatalytics Corporation. Previous board seats include Chromatin Inc., Taxon, Verdezyne, Xpansiv and Xact. Meghan has a PhD in bacterial genetics, post-doctoral work in plant genetics and an MBA focused on venture.

David Hayes, Senior principal

San Francisco, US

David brings 16 years’ experience in finance, including seven years in venture capital investing, specialising in transaction structuring. He is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA).

David sits on the boards of Chromatin, Lightning Systems, Xpansiv Data Systems, and Mendel Biotechnology.

Daniela Proske, Senior principal

San Francisco, US

Daniela joined the BP Venture team in 2018 and is leading the activities in mobility.

Before BP Ventures she held a number of roles in BASF, where she started her career as business development and global key account manager in intermediates. Later she looked after BASF Ventures in North America. Most recently she worked as senior manager mergers & acquisitions and led international M&A transactions for various business units. Prior to BASF, Daniela co-founded a life science company as head of finance.

She has a PhD in biochemistry; Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany and graduated in economics at the St. Galler Business School, Switzerland. 

Daniela sits on the board of Repair Pal.

 

 

 

Phoebe Wang, Principal

San Francisco, US

Phoebe brings 10 years’ experience in structuring deals, primary and secondary market investment and advisory. She also spent 2 years in building a start-up in technology commercialization. Phoebe is a Charterholder of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), with an MBA concentrated in Energy and Finance, and a BSc in Engineering. 

Heath Morrison, Principal

San Francisco, US

Heath held a number of roles in the venture lending industry focusing on alternative energy and renewables, the consulting industry working on sales and business strategy, and as an entrepreneur in the Healthcare IT sector prior to joining BP in 2017. He holds a BS in Industrial Technology and a MBA with a focus on International Business.

Chad Bown, Principal

Houston, US

Chad brings financial leadership and commercial management expertise alongside oil and gas operations and business development roles with a specific focus on Upstream. He holds a degree in business as well as an MBA with a finance focus.

Chad sits on the boards of FreeWire Technologies, CarbonFree Chemicals, Verdezyne, and Zubie. He also holds an Observer position on the boards of Advanced BioCatalytics and Modumetal.

Shaun Healey, Principal

Houston, US

Shaun brings more than 17 years’ experience in technology development, management and commercialization. He holds a BS in biochemistry-molecular biology and an MBA focused on venture management.

Shaun holds an observer position on the boards of Synthetic Genomics, Peloton Technologies, and Cool Planet Energy Systems.

BP Ventures – Europe

Nacho Gimenez, Managing Director BP Ventures – Europe & Middle East

London, UK

Nacho has extensive experience in BP's integrated supply and trading arm, monetising new oil and refined oil product trading opportunities.  More recently he has developed BP's digital power strategy, with alternative energy.

Nacho holds a MSc in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, an MBA from UNED in Madrid and has studied corporate finance at London Business School.

Nacho focuses on the low carbon power sector and leads the Europe and Middle East team.

Sandra Eager, Principal

London, UK

Sandra is from a technology background with more than 17 years working in solar, wind and water and covers the Alternative Energy and Emerging and Disruptive Technologies sectors for the ventures team. She has a PhD in chemical engineering.

Sandra sits on the boards of Saltworks Technologies and Drover, and on the advisory boards to Alterra, FCPF and PCF.

Martin Sellers, Downstream technology manager

London, UK

Martin leads engagement with BP’s Downstream business (Petchems, Lubricants, AirBP and Advanced Mobility) and technology teams to analyze promising areas, drive value from portfolio investments and support deployment of these technologies into BP assets. Martin has more than 16 years’ experience in various technology and technology commercialization roles across BP, including Downstream and biofuels businesses.

Martin is a chartered chemical engineer and has a PhD in pharmaceutical production. Martin sits on the board of Tricoya Technologies.

Erin Hallock, Principal

London, UK

Erin has spent her 17 year career advising businesses, initially as a management consultant supporting Fortune 100 and 500 businesses in technology and telecommunications and more recently as investor in the UK’s lower- to mid-market targeting business services, consumer goods, industrials and technology companies. Erin was a founding member of BGF where she was instrumental in establishing the firm’s investment process and growing the business into the UK’s leading growth capital investor with over £1.5b invested into 200 companies.

Erin has lived and/ or worked in seven countries and several of her consulting assignments and portfolio responsibilities have focussed on international expansion.

Erin completed her MBA at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and holds a post-Baccalaureate degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BA in International Studies from the University of Washington

 

BP Ventures – Asia

Graham Howes, Managing Director BP Ventures, Asia Pacific

Singapore

Graham held a number of technology roles before joining BP in 2000. He focuses on advanced materials plus sensors for BP ventures and has a masters in energy engineering.

Graham sits on the boards of Heliex Power and Fotech, and on the advisory board of INFUSE.

Jin Hu, Senior associate

Shanghai, China

After completing her PhD in Nanotechnology and Electrochemistry at University of Southampton, Jin has worked inside and outside the energy sector in a broad range of role, including technology innovation, new product introduction & market deployment, and setting up spin out ventures for novel products. Jin also has an M.B.A. from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.