Bernard Looney is CEO of BP. He joined BP in 1991 as a drilling engineer and worked in operational roles in the North Sea, Vietnam, and the Gulf of Mexico, including as drilling engineer on the discovery of the Thunder Horse field. During his 10 years as the leader of BP’s Upstream business, Looney saw the segment through one of the most difficult periods in BP’s history, helping transform the company into a safer, stronger and more resilient business. Looney has a master’s degree in management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Senior Vice President of Technical Services, Saudi Aramco
Ahmad A. Al-Sa’adi heads Saudi Aramco’s engineering services, project management, information technology, materials supply and community, infrastructure, and public projects. He oversees the direction of corporate environmental and occupational health policies and provides guidance to management as to the impact of environmental trends. Al-Sa’adi joined Saudi Aramco in 1981 after earning his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. In 2000, he completed the Management Development program at Harvard Business School.
President and CEO, Aker ASA
Øyvind Eriksen is President and CEO of Aker ASA. He joined the law firm BA-HR in 1990, where he became a partner in 1996 and director and chairman in 2003. As CEO, Eriksen is currently chairman of the board in Aker BP ASA, Aker Solutions ASA, Cognite AS, Aker Capital AS, Aker Kværner Holding AS, and REV Ocean Inc. Eriksen has a law degree from the University of Oslo.
SVP of Sales & Marketing, Cognite
Paula Doyle is Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Cognite. She has spent the past 15 years working in a variety of roles within the oil and gas industry for companies such as ABB and Siemens, including in Norway and the Middle East. Paula has a Ph.D. in industrial automation from the University of Limerick.