David Campbell

President, BP Russia

David Campbell joined BP in 1984 on graduation from Aberdeen University with a First Class Honours degree in Engineering Science.

Between 1984 & 1990, Campbell worked as a Petroleum Engineer in the offshore North Sea and onshore in England. After three years working on the Prudhoe Bay field in the Alaskan arctic, he completed a secondment with Pemex in Mexico before returning to BP in London as part of the central commercial planning team.

After a period in crude oil trading section in London & California, he returned to the Upstream business as Executive Assistant to the Group Vice President responsible for the Western Hemisphere.

Campbell returned to Aberdeen in 2001 as Leader of the Forties, Montrose & Arbroath fields in the North Sea.

Following the sale of these assets in 2003, he joined TNK-BP in Russia at its inception as Business Unit Leader for the Udmurtia Business Unit for two years before a further two years in Siberia leading the company’s East Siberia Business.

He then returned to the North Sea as Technical Director and Vice President.

In August 2009, Campbell was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the new Iraq business following BP’s successful re-entry to the country. In this role he oversaw all technical and operational aspects of BP’s investment in the reactivation of the super-giant Rumaila oilfield.

From May to December 2012, Campbell led a BP Group wide review of contractor safety management.

In January 2013 Campbell was appointed Head of the Group Chief Executive’s Office in BP corporate headquarters in London. In this role he was responsible for supporting the Chief Executive in the planning and execution of his duties.

Campbell was appointed President, BP Russia reporting directly to the Group Chief Executive and based in Moscow, effective from 31 March 2014. In this role Campbell is accountable for the leadership and integration of BP’s activities and investments in the Russian Federation including its 19.75% shareholding in Rosneft and several joint venture businesses in oil and gas production, exploration and technology development.

David, who comes from Inverness in Scotland, is married with two sons and two daughters.