Robert A. Malone

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Robert A. Malone is the Chairman and President of BP America.[1]

Prior to taking up the position, Malone had worked as chief executive of BP Shipping Limited "where he was responsible for the operation of the energy industry’s largest oil and natural gas fleet."[1]

A biographical profile on BP's wesbite states that Malone "started his career in 1974 as a junior metallurgical engineer at Kennecott Copper Corporation in Ely, Nevada. Over the next 4 years, he had various plant and environmental engineering roles which in 1977 lead to an operational leadership position as Director of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) for the Nevada division. In 1979, Bob became the Manager of Safety and Security for the western mining division located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and then went on to become Assistant to the Chairman and President of Kennecott Corporation in 1980."[2]

"In 1981, Kennecott was acquired by Standard Oil of Ohio (SOHIO), and in 1987, British Petroleum acquired SOHIO, and Kennecott became part of BP Minerals America. During this period, Bob was the Director of HSE for both Kennecott and BP America. From 1988 to 1989, Bob was a Sloan Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His next BP post was the Vice President of Operations at the Carborundum Company of Niagara Falls - a subsidiary of BP America, Inc. In 1993, he became President of BP Pipelines Alaska, and then in 1996, Mr. Malone was appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (APSC), operator of the Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline," the biographical profile states.[2]

"After four years of running APSC, Bob became Western Regional President for BP America until 2002 when he became Chief Executive of BP Shipping Limited responsible for BP's global shipping operations. He was appointed into his current role as Chairman and President of BP America Inc in mid 2006. He was also named Executive Vice President of BP plc and a member of the group chief executive committee," it states.[2]

"Mr. Malone was raised in Northeast Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso, and was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a Master of Science in Management," the media release states.[1]


The 2006 BP media release states that Malone is[1]:

  • a Member of the Executive Committee of Oil Companies International Marine Forum
  • a Board Member of the UK Chamber of Shipping.

Past Affiliations

The BP media release also states that Malone "has also served on the California Climate Action Registry Board of Directors, the Board of the National Petroleum Council, and was a member of the Board of Regents for the University of Alaska system. In 2003, he was selected as the Alumnus of the Year by the University of Texas at El Paso."[1]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 BP, " Robert A. Malone to Lead BP America, Inc.", Media Release, June 19, 2006.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 " Robert Malone", BP website, accessed May 2008.

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