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July 27th, 2010
11:54 AM ET

Who is Bob Dudley?

David Ellis
Staff Writer, CNNMoney.com

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So just who is Bob Dudley, the man named Tuesday to replace Tony Hayward as BP's chief?

A chemical engineer by training, Dudley got his start in the oil business working for Amoco, where he spent nearly two decades before the company merged with BP in 1998.

Since then, he's worked with various BP (BP) divisions, including a brief stint helping to oversee the company's solar, wind and hydrogen businesses. Most recently, he headed up TNK-BP, a joint venture that would become Russia's third-largest oil and gas company. He was named to BP's board in 2009.

Dudley's breadth of work experience and tenure within the oil industry make him a natural choice to succeed Hayward.

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