Clive Christison
Officers & Directors

Clive Christison

VP, Pipelines, ​Supply & Optimization for Fuels North America BP

Clive Christison is the Vice President Pipelines, Supply & Optimization for Fuels North America. Based in Chicago, he is responsible for BP’s commercial, supply and optimization activities in the Americas.
Clive is an active member for the following Boards of Directors or Councils:  BP America Inc., BP Products North America Inc., BP Americas Diversity and Inclusion Council, CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee, Futures Industry Association, Commodity Markets Council, and University of Illinois – Technology and Management Program.  Clive currently serves as the BRG Executive Sponsor of the BP African American Network.

Prior to his current role he was the Chief Executive of BP’s Integrated Supply & Trading business for the Americas, responsible for BP’s oil trading and supply activity in the Americas, and for crude oil globally.
He also led BP’s oil, gas, chemicals, carbon and finance trading business for the Eastern Hemisphere, covering the Middle East, Southern & East Africa, Australia, India, South East Asia and China.  He was also the Country President for Singapore where BP has its regional headquarters for Asia Pacific.

He was also Chief of Staff and Strategic Director for BP’s Alternative Energy portfolio consisting of some of the fastest growing energy businesses in the world. The portfolio included solar, wind power, biofuels, hydrogen energy and natural gas-fired power generation. Clive supported the creation of BP Alternative Energy with the aim of becoming a major low carbon power producer and wholesaler by 2015. In 2008, BP expanded Alternative Energy to incorporate a broader range of renewable and alternative energy activities and doubled its annual investment rate to $1.5 billion.
Clive has 20 years of international experience in Oil, Gas and Power industries, holding a number of senior roles in Refining & Marketing, Supply & Trading Exploration & Production and Logistics for Mobil Oil Corporation and BP plc. He has extensive experience in operations, corporate strategy, finance and project management, with postings in France, US, UK and Singapore.

A graduate of Edinburgh University (Chemical Engineering) and Warwick Business School (MBA), Clive is an avid sportsman and active traveller.