BP has announced that Susan Dio has been appointed Chairman and President of BP America, BP’s Chief Representative in the United States, effective 1 May 2018.
Ms Dio succeeds John Mingé, who will move to chair a study by the National Petroleum Council into carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies and their potential deployment. He will retire from BP in March 2019.
“Susan’s breadth of operational and commercial experience gained with BP around the world – including leading our global shipping business, running a major refinery and managing a chemical plant – make her ideally suited for the key role of representing BP in the US,” Bob Dudley, BP Group Chief Executive, said. “The US is a vital part of BP – we have invested more than $100 billion here since 2005. All our businesses, from exploration to refining to renewable energies, operate at scale in the US, and together they make up the largest portfolio of businesses we have anywhere in the world.”
Ms Dio, a chemical engineer by training, has been Chief Executive of BP Shipping for the past three years, responsible for BP’s shipping business worldwide, including its fleet of more than 70 operated and time-chartered vessels. In this time, she led the review and reset of the organization’s strategy and operations and oversaw the ongoing renewal of the fleet – the largest such program in BP’s history. Previously during her 33-year career with BP and heritage companies, she held a series of senior commercial and operating roles in the US, UK and Australia.