Bob Dudley

Chairman, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

Bob Dudley is Chairman of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), an international industry-led initiative established in 2014.  The member companies of OGCI have come together to take practical action on climate change and accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in full support of the Paris Agreement and its aims.

Bob joined the oil and gas industry in 1979.   He has held a variety of engineering, commercial and management positions worldwide. 

Bob served as Group Chief Executive of BP from October 2010, and held the position for just under 10 years, before his retirement in March 2020.

He was appointed to the BP Board in 2009 with accountability for the Americas and Asia.  Previous executive roles include Alternative and Renewable Energy activities and responsibilities for BP’s upstream business in Russia, the Caspian region and Africa.

Prior to that Bob was the President and CEO of TNK-BP in Moscow from 2003 to 2008.  Following BP’s sale of TNK-BP in Russia and acquisition of 20% of Rosneft, he joined the Rosneft board in 2013.

Bob has dedicated his career to the service of the international energy industry.  He continues to serve as a member of the Rosneft Board of Directors and serves as Chairman of the Accenture Global Energy Board.  He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and recently stepped down from the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographic Society.

Bob has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and graduate degrees from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and Southern Methodist University.