BP’s new CEO

Robert Dudley
Early life
Born 1955, in New York; raised in Mississippi Education Chemical engineering degree, University of Illinois; master’s in information management, Thunderbird School of Global Management; MBA, Southern Methodist University

Career
1979-97 Holds a variety of jobs for oil giant Amoco; named general manager for strategy, 1997 1999 A year after Amoco merges with BP, named executive assistant to a group chief executive officer 2000-03 Vice president for BP’s renewables and alternative energy; then vice president for holdings in Russia, Caspian, northern Africa regions 2003-08 President, CEO of TNK-BP, a Russia-BP joint venture 2009 Becomes a BP director, overseeing U.S. and Asia; June 2010, takes over BP’s response to Gulf of Mexico spill 2010 Named new CEO of BP, the first non-Briton to hold the position
Source: BP, Reuters Graphic: Judy Treible, Lee Hulteng © 2010 MCT

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