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Russell Smith

Vice President Global Concept Development BP Upstream Global Projects Organization

Russell leads BP’s Global Concept Development (GCD) team. GCD is accountable for delivering safe, cost effective and competitive projects by informing the right project selection and concept choices in BP’s global front end portfolio. Russell is also responsible for maintaining and continuously improving BP’s front end projects practice and capability world-wide.

With 35 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, he spent his early career in subsurface and then asset management roles for BP in a wide variety of international locations, before becoming a project leader. Russell has subsequently held senior project leadership positions for BP in the UK, Australia, Alaska, Egypt and Indonesia.

He holds a BSc in Geology from the University of Wales, Swansea and is a graduate of the Stanford e-Commerce Programme, the JMW Leadership Programs, and the BP/MIT Projects Academy.