CP50: BP Global
BP was founded as the Anglo Persian Oil Company by William Knox D'Arcy in 1909. Currently, BP employs over 96,000 people in 100 countries around the world and produces 3.9 million barrels of oil equivalent per day of oil and gas for customers across the world.
The current company, which was formed in 1998 from the merger of British Petroleum and Amoco, grew by buying Atlantic Richfield Co. BP has proved reserves of 17.8 billion barrels of oil equivalent, including large holdings in Alaska. BP is the largest oil and gas producer in the U.S. BP operates more than 25,000 gas stations worldwide. With the success of its BP Solar International subsidiary, BP has created an Alternative Energy unit with an initial investment of $1.8 billion to develop green energy sources.
Robert (Bob) Dudley
Group Chief Executive
Bob joined Amoco Corp. in 1979, for whom he worked until its merger with BP in 1998. In his early career he held a variety of engineering and commercial posts in the US and UK. Bob was appointed an executive director of the BP board April 2009 becoming an executive vice president and a member of the executive management team with responsibility for the groups activities in the Americas and Asia. Between June and September 2010 he served as the President and CEO of BPs Gulf Coast Restoration Organization in the United States. He became Group Chief Executive of BP p.l.c on Oct. 1, 2010.
Group General Counsel, BP plc
Bondy is a member of the BP executive management team. He has global responsibility for legal function, trademarks, patents & licensing, compliance. Bondy began his career as a lawyer in private practice, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. In 1989 he joined U.S. law firm Morrison & Foerster, working in San Francisco, London and New York, and from 1994 he worked for UK law firm Lovells in London. In 1995 he joined SmithKline Beecham as Senior Counsel for mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters. He subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility and following the merger of SmithKline Beecham and GlaxoWelcome to form GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) he was appointed SVP and General Counsel of GlaxoSmithKline in 2001. In May 2008 he joined the BP group. He is also a member of various professional bodies and committees. He is a member of the English Bar and the California Bar.
Executive Vice President, Group Human Resources
Schuster began his career working for Henkel in a marketing capacity. Since joining BP in 1989 Schuster has held a number of major leadership roles. He has worked at BP in the U.S., UK and continental Europe and within most parts of refining, marketing, trading and gas and power. Before taking on his current role, Schuster’s responsibilities as a vice president of human resources included the refining and marketing segment of BP and corporate and functions. In this role he led roughly 60,000 people around the world and included businesses such as petrochemicals, fuels value chains, lubricants and functional experts across the corporation.
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