Bob Dudley became Chief Executive of BP in 2010. He joined the oil and gas industry in 1979 and has held a variety of engineering, commercial and strategy posts in the US, the UK, Russia and China. From 2003 to 2008 Bob served as President and CEO of TNK-BP in Moscow. In 2009, Bob was appointed to the BP Board with accountability for the Americas and Asia. Following BP's sale of TNK-BP in Russia and acquisition of ~20% of Rosneft, he joined the Rosneft board in 2013. Previous executive roles include Alternative and Renewable Energy activities and responsibilities for BP's upstream business in Russia, the Caspian region and Africa and BP's Gulf Coast Restoration activities. Bob's external roles include membership of various Business Councils and Advisory Boards and he chairs the Oil & Gas Community of the World Economic Forum and has chaired the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), since 2016. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Bob has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.