Bernard Looney

| BP

| Chief Executive Officer

Bernard is leading bp’s transformation to an integrated energy company—one that creates long-term shareholder value by delivering solutions to the trilemma of secure, affordable, and lower carbon energy.

He is an advocate for inclusion, mental health, and the role that greening companies like bp can play in helping the world get to net zero.

Bernard has spent his entire career at bp, joining as an engineer in 1991, and has held a number of operational and managerial positions, including in Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, Vietnam, and the UK North Sea.

He is a Steering Committee member for the Council for Inclusive Capitalism, an FCLTGlobal board member, and leads the Energy Transition Taskforce of the Sustainable Markets Initiative.

Bernard is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Irish Academy of Engineering, and the Energy Institute, and an ambassador for 25 x 25, an initiative to improve the gender balance among the leadership of FTSE companies.

He has an honorary doctorate and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from University College Dublin, and a master’s in management from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Associated Organizations

Bernard's Insights

Bernard reaffirms bp’s support for Business Roundtable’s Corporate Purpose

Time for Nature – bp’s new biodiversity position

Bernard closes ‘bp week’ – three days of presentations setting out bp’s new strategy

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