Melody Meyer was elected as a non-executive director for UK-based energy giant BP at the company’s annual general meeting on Wednesday.
Meyer has extensive experience in the global oil and gas industry, with 37 years of service with Chevron, including senior leadership roles internationally.
Meyer was until her retirement in 2016 president of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production, responsible for the financial and operating performance of the upstream assets in Chevron’s Asia Pacific region.
She played an important role in advancing Chevron’s investments in a number of upstream major capital projects, including Gorgon and Wheatstone LNG projects in Australia.
Carl-Henric Svanberg, chairman of BP, said: “The distinctive breadth, variety and geographic scope of Melody’s experience in the global oil and gas industry make her a valuable addition to the board. With a deep understanding of the factors influencing safe, efficient and commercially high-performing projects in a global organisation, she will bring an additional world-class operational perspective to the board.”