Bernard Looney

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Bernard Looney
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Born1970 (age 50–51)
County Kerry, Ireland
NationalityIrish
EducationUniversity College Dublin
Stanford Graduate School of Business
OccupationBusinessman
TitleCEO, BP
TermFebruary 2020-
PredecessorBob Dudley

Bernard Looney FREng (born 1970) is an Irish businessman and CEO of BP.

Early life[edit]

Looney was born in County Kerry, and was raised on a small dairy farm in Ashgrove, near Kenmare. He was the first in his family to attend a university.[1][2] Looney earned a degree in electrical engineering from University College Dublin and a master's in management from Stanford Graduate School of Business.[2] Looney is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a fellow of the Energy Institute.[2]

Career[edit]

Looney, who has spent his entire career at BP, worked in core production and drilling roles in the North Sea, Vietnam and Mexico, serving in other executive roles before taking over the upstream division in 2016.[3] [1]

In October 2019, it was announced that Looney would succeed Bob Dudley as group chief executive[2] in February 2020.[4][5]

He sold BP shares worth £7.8 million in February and April 2019.[6][7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Looney lives in central London, England.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "How this Kerry farmer's son is a rising star at oil giant BP". independent.
  2. ^ a b c d Taylor, Charlie (4 October 2019). "Irishman Bernard Looney named as chief executive of BP". Irish Times. Retrieved 4 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Millard, Rachel (1 February 2020). "Can a new leader really help oil giant BP navigate the climate crisis?". The Telegraph – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  4. ^ Meredith, Sam (4 October 2019). "BP CEO Bob Dudley to step down, Bernard Looney will succeed". CNBC. Retrieved 4 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "BP chief executive Bob Dudley to retire, to be succeeded by Bernard Looney | News and insights | Home". BP global. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  6. ^ "PRESS: New BP Chief Bernard Looney Sells Nearly GBP8 Million In Share". MorningstarUK. 9 December 2019. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Director/PDMR Shareholding". otp.investis.com.
  8. ^ "Director/PDMR Shareholding". otp.investis.com.
  9. ^ "How this Kerry farmer's son is a rising star at oil giant BP". Irish Independent. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Business positions
Preceded by
Bob Dudley
Group Chief Executive of BP
2020–present
Incumbent