• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Bob Dudley

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)


Bob Dudley is the retired CEO of BP, a position he held from 2010 to 2020.  Mr Dudley had a career with BP spanning over 40 years, serving in a broad range of engineering, commercial, strategic, international, and executive roles.  In 2018, he was named the Petroleum Executive of the Year by Energy Intelligence.  Over his career, he gained experience in strategic planning, risk management, international operations, HSE, and operations matters. Currently, Bob is chair of the international, industry-led Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), committed to accelerating the industry’s response to climate change and in August 2022 was appointed to the board of 8 Rivers Capital, a world-leading Net Zero Solutions provider. He serves as a director of LyondellBasell, and Freeport-McMoRan. He chairs Accenture’s Global Energy board, the board of Axio, a private cyber risk quantification company and is vice chair of Prism Global Management LLC, a private equity company. He’s on the Energy Advisory board for the Kingdom of Bahrain. He is a member of the US Business Council and a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in Britain.  In May 2021, he launched Dudley Solar Developments, LLC. Mr Dudley holds dual American and British citizenship. He earned an MBA from Southern Methodist University, an MIM from the Thunderbird School of International Management (now part of Arizona State), and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.

Sessions With Bob Dudley

Monday, 6 March

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 05:35pm - 06:05pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 11:35 pm - 08/mar/2023 12:05 am

    Spotlight | Energy, Geopolitics, and Algorithmic Warfare: The Power of Information

    Information – used strategically – is a tool for empowerment. Can companies link each piece of equipment to their supplies chains to mitigate vulnerabilities? Can real time data on emission sources create the power to abate them? In the defense field, how much smarter can satellites and drones make tactical operations? Can algorithms begin to neutralize howitzers or asymmetric force levels? Can mapping of social media multiply the power of intelligence to counter terrorism? Will insight and preparedness reshape geopolitical power? Join Palantir CEO Alex Karp, with Bob Dudley (Chairman of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative), to understand how the power of information is today reshaping commerce, security and geopolitics.

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 11:30am - 12:15pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 05:30 pm - 08/mar/2023 06:15 pm

    8 Rivers | Learning from Today's Tech Winner's to Predict Tomorrow's Net Zero Winners

    Warren Buffet, in his 2021 Shareholders’ Meeting, pointed out that none of the top 20 companies from 30 years ago were in the top 20 today. Join OGCI’s Bob Dudley and 8 Rivers’ Bill Brown as they try to answer Buffett’s follow-on challenge to identify the top 20 companies of 2050, with special focus on the Net Zero winners. In this discussion-style session, Bill and Bob will draw examples from the most successful tech and energy companies of today and history to reveal the strategies for predicting those winners. By attending, you'll gain critical insights into the factors that will shape the future of the energy industry, and how to position your organization for long-term success.