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Big change at the top for BP: new BP Group chief scientist and BP Russia president are appointed

02nd April 2014

BP has announced two major new appointments this week; David Campbell as president of BP Russia and Dr Angela Strank to the position of BP chief scientist

BP Russia Research and Development Appointments
Campbell’s appointment consolidates several leadership positions presently managing BP’s business and interests in Russia under one senior executive based in Moscow.

David Campbell, who is currently head of the group chief executive’s office in London, will be based in Moscow. He has 30 years’ experience with BP, in commercial, technical and operational leadership roles. He has worked across a wide range of onshore and offshore upstream operations in international locations including the Alaskan arctic, the North Sea, Mexico, and as chief operating officer of BP’s operations in Iraq. He has also held senior roles in trading and in the company’s corporate centre. Between 2003 and 2007, Campbell was based in Russia as a senior member of TNK-BP’s upstream leadership team.

Campbell’s appointment consolidates several leadership positions presently managing BP’s business and interests in Russia under one senior executive based in Moscow.

Welcoming Campbell’s appointment Bob Dudley, BP Group chief executive, said: “I have worked closely with David and know that he has a huge breadth of experience and a deep understanding of the global energy industry. He has significant experience of working in Russia and will play a central role in shaping BP’s future and activities in one of the world’s most important oil and gas regions.”

As chief scientist, Dr Angela Strank will be responsible for developing strategic options to ensure the company can benefit from developments in science and technology worldwide. She will also co-ordinate BP’s Technology Advisory Council (TAC) which advises BP’s executive management on the status of science and technology within the company. The TAC is chaired by Professor Dame Ann Dowling, a non-executive director of BP.

Strank will be based in London and will move into the new role with effect from 1 May, 2014.

Since joining BP as a geologist in 1982, Strank has held a wide variety of technical and commercial leadership roles in BP’s upstream and downstream businesses and in its corporate centre, working in the UK, US, Africa and Asia. Most recently, for the past two years she has worked directly for BP Group chief executive Dudley, as joint head of his executive office.

“Angela’s technical expertise and leadership experience range right across BP’s businesses - from geology and exploration to tribology and fuel formulation. This gives her a deep understanding of how science and technology remain central to all that BP does and I know that Angela will help keep BP at the forefront of scientific development and its application,” said Dudley.

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