Rebecca Yates is the Vice President Advanced Mobility and industrial Products for Applied Sciences, bp. Rebecca manages a team of approximately 160 scientists and engineers at bp’s sites in China, US, Germany, UK and is responsible for delivering a portfolio of applied research and product development projects across EV systems thermal management and EV fluids, driveline fluids and industrial lubricants (i.e. metalworking fluids, grease and oils for machinery applications including robotics and wind). In addition, Rebecca’s teams provide in market support in six countries for industrial, marine and energy lubricant products and customers.
Rebecca has worked on business strategy development for Castrol and held a role as Global Procurement Manager for base oils when she was responsible for strategic, high value supply agreements and relationships. Rebecca’s career has otherwise been anchored around leadership roles in research and product development for future fuels and lubricants. Rebecca is a PhD Chemist and joined bp in 2003.