Senior vice president, Gulf of Mexico & Canada
Starlee Sykes is bp’s Senior Vice President for the Gulf of Mexico and Canada, one of the world’s largest deep-water businesses. Starlee has over 25 years of leadership experience in the energy sector. She led the creation of the first global subsea solutions business and is a strong proponent of standardized industry practices and improving collaboration. Throughout her career, Starlee has led diverse international teams solving some of the industry’s most complex challenges. Starlee takes an active leadership role on several boards, including bp, NOIA, API, Greater Houston Partnership, Spindletop Community Impact Partners and Texas A&M University. Starlee was named ‘2021 International Citizen of the Year’ by the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston, one of the top 25 most influential women in energy by Oil and Gas Investor and one of the most influential women executives by Women Inc. Starlee earned her Mechanical Engineering degree from Texas A&M University.