Who we are: Stories of our people
As bp transitions to an integrated energy company, we want to highlight how we’re getting it done – it’s through the amazing people at bp who live our purpose, play to win and care for others. In each episode, hosts Kerry Dryburgh (EVP, people & culture) and Emma Delaney (EVP, customers & products) will explore the stories of the brilliant people working for bp across the globe, and have some fun along the way! We’ll see what makes our team tick, and how the projects they are working on are helping to reinvent our company. So welcome to Who We Are: Stories of our people, a brand new podcast from bp.
Friday Jul 28, 2023
Friday Jul 28, 2023
Today, most of our production is oil and gas, but as bp transitions to an integrated energy company, that will change. These are the stories of the employees who are helping bring the strategy to life. This second episode focuses on our mobility and convenience business, and the people who work at bp retail sites and behind the scenes, serving customers every day at more than 20,000 locations worldwide. These local stores are often critical to the communities where they operate and bp teams form a close bond with regular customers.
In this second episode of Who We Are: Stories of our people, hosts Kerry Dryburgh and Emma Delaney chat to three guests who share experiences of supporting their local communities, both as part of their every day and in times of crisis.
This week’s guests
Di manages a bp retail site in Hawke’s Bay on New Zealand’s North Island, an area badly impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle in early 2023. She joined bp five years ago, after working for two decades in the supermarket industry, as a baker and store manager, and previously as a telecoms technician.
Irma is a global customer loyalty lead, based in Kraków, Poland. She began her bp career in 1994 and has worked in a variety of businesses including chemicals and liquid gas, with the past 15 years spent in retail and marketing roles. She has supported humanitarian efforts for Ukrainian refugees since February 2022.
Nithiy is a store manager at a bp UK retail site on the edge of London. This year he has been named “Community Hero” at the Retail Week Awards, recognizing his support for older and more vulnerable customers in his local area.
Wednesday May 10, 2023
Wednesday May 10, 2023
Today, most of our production is oil and gas, but as bp transitions to an integrated energy company, that will change. These are the stories of the employees who are helping bring the strategy to life. This first episode focuses on Teesside, a former industrial area of Northeast England that once produced steel used all over the world, including for the Tyne Bridge and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Today, bp is working with partners to advance components of England’s East Coast Cluster -a vision for decarbonizing local heavy industries at scale and one of the first two carbon capture, usage and storage clusters to be taken forward by the UK government. Learn more about Teesside here.
In this inaugural episode of Who We Are: Stories of our people, hosts Kerry Dryburgh and Emma Delaney chat to three guests who know the area intimately, to find out how they started working for bp, more about the jobs they are doing, and what the project means to them.
This Week’s Guests
Amanda is a Health, Safety, Environment and Carbon Advisor on the Net Zero Teesside Project. Originally from the Teesside area, Amanda spent a decade working offshore in the oil and gas industry before joining bp.
Rana is an electrical engineer in bp’s program for new graduates. She moved from her home country of Egypt to complete her Master’s degree, and then started work on the Net Zero Teesside project. Her focus is on Microgrids integration and emerging power transmission and distribution systems.
Oli is a Hydrogen Mobility PMO lead at bp and has been with the company since bp sponsored his Master’s in Exploration Geophysics. Another local Teessider, Oli previously worked across the globe as a petrophysicist before moving into his current role, working with customers on how bp can provide hydrogen options to help decarbonise heavy-duty transport.