Chairman and Chair of the CEO Committee, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative
Bob Dudley is the retired CEO of bp, a position he held from 2010 to 2020. Mr Dudley had a career with bp spanning over 40 years, serving in a broad range of engineering, commercial, strategic, international, and executive roles. In 2018, he was named the Petroleum Executive of the Year by Energy Intelligence. Over his career, he gained experience in strategic planning, risk management, international operations, HSE, and operations matters.
Currently, Bob is chair of the international, industry-led Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), committed to accelerating the industry’s response to climate change and in August 2022 was appointed to the board of 8 Rivers Capital, a world-leading Net Zero Solutions provider. He serves as a director of LyondellBasell, and Freeport-McMoRan. He chairs Accenture’s Global Energy board, the board of Axio, a private cyber risk quantification company and was recently appointed vice chair for Prism Global Management LLC a private equity company. He’s on the Energy Advisory board for the Kingdom of Bahrain. He is a member of the US Business Council and a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in Britain. In May 2021, he launched Dudley Solar Developments, LLC.
Mr Dudley holds dual American and British citizenship. He earned an MBA from Southern Methodist University, an MIM from the Thunderbird School of International Management (now part of Arizona State), and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.