Robert Bob Dudley
Group Chief Executive, BP
Bob Dudley became Group Chief Executive of BP plc in 2010.
He joined the oil and gas industry in 1979 and has held a variety of engineering, commercial and strategy posts in the US, the UK, Russia and China. In 2009, Dudley was appointed to the BP Board with accountability for the Americas and Asia. From 2003 to 2008 he served as President and CEO of TNK-BP in Moscow.
Following BP’s sale of TNK-BP in Russia and acquisition of ~20% of Rosneft, Dudley joined the Rosneft board in 2013.
Previous roles include Vice President for Alternative and Renewable Energy activities and Vice President responsible for BP’s upstream business in Russia, the Caspian region and Africa.
Dudley’s external roles include membership of various Business Councils, the UK/UAE CEO’s Forum, the Advisory Board of the Tsinghua School of Economics in Beijing, and the Russian Geographical Society. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Dudley has a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.