Dame Angela Strank
Chief Scientist and Head of Technology, Downstream, BP
Dame Angela Strank is responsible for technology across BP’s petrochemicals, refining, fuels and lubricants businesses. As BP’s chief scientist she is accountable for developing strategic insights from advances in science and managing technology capability in BP.
Dame Angela joined BP in 1982 as a geologist in exploration and has held various technical and commercial leadership roles across upstream and downstream including: chief financial officer lubricants (Americas), BP/Statoil alliance manager Nigeria, business development manager Angola, technology vice president, and head of the BP group chief executive’s office.
In 2010 Dame Angela won the UK First Women’s Award in Science and Technology, and in 2018 was the first woman to receive the UK Energy Institute’s Cadman Award.
In 2017 Dame Angela was awarded a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the oil industry and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Dame Angela holds honorary degrees from Royal Holloway University, London (DSc) and the University of Bradford.