Angela Strank

Role: Head of Technology, Downstream and Chief Scientist

Partner: BP

Angela Strank joined BP in 1982 as an exploration geologist and progressed into leadership roles in global stratigraphic services, new frontiers exploration technology and international new ventures, working and living in various countries. She later moved to BP’s corporate centre in London, and held various commercial, business and financial roles becoming Chief of Staff to the Deputy CEO, Exploration and Production.

In 1997, Angela was appointed BP/Statoil Alliance Manager, Nigeria, followed by the role of Business Development and Reputation Manager, Angola, where she was accountable for successfully accessing the prolific ultra-deep water acreage and operatorship for BP. In 2000, following BP’s acquisition of Castrol Lubricants, Angela moved to the USA, as Chief Financial Officer and Digital Business Manager. Later, in 2005, she became Technology Vice President, BP Global Fuels and Lubricants.

In 2010 Angela was the winner of the UK First Women’s Award in Science and Technology, an award sponsored by the UK Government (CBI) in recognition of pioneering UK women in business and industry. In 2012 she was appointed to the role of Vice President, Head of Group Chief Executive’s Office working with CEO, Bob Dudley. In 2014 Angela was appointed to the role of BP Chief Scientific Officer.

Angela holds a BSc and a PhD in Geology from The University of Manchester and has published numerous scientific papers.