2020 Guest of honour and speaker
Bernard Looney FREng FEI, Group Chief Executive, BP
'You can see the energy transition as a risk to be managed or an opportunity for us to take. I see huge opportunities for BP and for our industry in helping rewire the global energy system for a low carbon future. In a crucial year for the climate debate, IP Week in February is a welcome chance to discuss what we all want, can and need to do.'
On 5 February 2020 Bernard Looney became Group Chief Executive of BP. He has run BP’s Upstream business since April 2016 and has been a member of the company’s executive management team since November 2010. A Fellow of the Energy Institute and the Royal Academy of Engineering, Bernard has held a variety of jobs at BP since joining as a drilling engineer in 1991.
Louise Kingham OBE FEI, Chief Executive of the Energy Institute comments:
'This was one of Bernard Looney’s earliest speaking engagements at the helm of BP, so the audience was keen to hear his outlook for the company and its role as it and the wider oil and gas industry adapts to the reality of our changing climate.'