Lord Browne

Former Chief executive officer, bp p.l.c.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Wintershall Dea

John Browne, Lord Browne of Madingley is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Wintershall Dea and was Group Chief Executive of BP from 1995 to 2007. During that period he created the world’s first supermajor through a series of mergers and acquisitions, including BP’s merger with Amoco in 1998. His landmark speech at Stanford University in 1997 established BP as a global leader in the way it thought about, and sought to address, climate change. Lord Browne sits on the boards of IHS Markit and Pattern Energy. He was Chairman of the Trustees of the Tate Galleries from 2009 to 2017, and is currently Chairman of the Courtauld Institute of Art. Lord Browne is Chairman of the Francis Crick Institute, and is a Fellow and past President of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and an Honorary Fellow of a number of institutions. Lord Browne is the author of five books, including The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good Business and The Sunday Times bestseller Connect: How Companies Succeed by Engaging Radically with Society. His fifth book—Make , Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization—was published in May 2019.

Sessions With Lord Browne

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 11:00am - 11:30am (CST) / 02/mar/2021 05:00 pm - 02/mar/2021 05:30 pm

    Voices of Innovation

    Voices of Innovation: Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

    Interview Innovation & Technology

    As president of the Environmental Defense Fund, Fred Krupp has guided one of the leading global organizations that is championing causes and issues to protect our environment. Lord John Brown, the former CEO of bp is one of the preeminent voices in the energy industry today. Both men discuss what has changed with industry’s view of climate change and what progress they have seen from the energy and technology sectors from when they first met 25 years ago. What concrete steps are energy companies taking to reduce methane emissions? What will define the energy sector in the next 25 years?