BP announced that Susan Dio has been appointed chairman and president of BP America Inc., BP’s chief representative in the U.S., from May 1, 2018.
Dio succeeds John Mingé, who will move to chair a study by the National Petroleum Council (NPC) into CCUS technologies and their potential deployment. He will retire from BP in March 2019.
Dio, a chemical engineer by training, has been chief executive of BP Shipping for the past three years, responsible for BP’s shipping business worldwide, including its fleet of over 70 operated and time-chartered vessels. In this time, she led the review and reset of the organization’s strategy and operations and oversaw the ongoing renewal of the fleet – the largest such program in BP’s history. Previously during her 33-year career with BP and heritage companies, she held a series of senior commercial and operating roles in the U.S., U.K. and Australia.