Geography 2050

Mr. John Mingé

BP America, Inc.

John Mingé is a senior executive at BP and chair of the National Petroleum Council (NPC) study on carbon capture, use and storage. As the immediate past chairman and president of BP America, he also advises leadership on projects related to the energy transition. During his 35-year career with BP, John has held executive and engineering posts around the world. In his role as head of BP America from 2013 to 2018, he was responsible for providing leadership and oversight to BP’s U.S. businesses, which employ around 14,000 people and include all of the company’s key global business lines.

Before that, he served as regional president of BP Alaska, where he was responsible for exploration, development and production activities. John also has served as head of BP’s Asia Pacific exploration and production unit, as president of BP Indonesia, and as president of exploration and production for Vietnam and China. He started his BP career in the Gulf of Mexico as a drilling engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University (WSU). John is a non-executive director of Newpark Resources and Proserv, and is a member of McKinsey’s Crisis Advisory Board. He is an NPC member, and an advisory board member of the Rice University Kinder Institute of Urban Research. He is heavily involved with his alma mater, WSU, where he serves on the University’s Foundation Board of Directors.