Role: Vivienne Cox is Executive Vice President for Gas, Power & Renewables, and BP Shipping. She is also accountable for all of the gas marketing activities of the BP Group.

Education: Bachelors degree and Masters in Chemistry from Oxford University; MBA at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

Career: In 2005, Cox created BP Alternative Energy, which aims to be the world’s leading low carbon power producer by 2015, and committed to invest $8 billion over the next 10 years in low carbon power including solar, wind, combined cycle gas turbines and hydrogen power.

External: Cox sits on the board of Rio Tinto as a non-executive director, and in April 2006 she was awarded the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year award.

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Role: Roxanne Decyk is Director-Corporate Affairs for the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies with responsibility for health, safety and environment; security; government relations; policy; and communications.

Education: Marquette University; University of Illinois

Career: Decyk was previously aenior vice president for corporate affairs/human resources for Shell U.S. with responsibility for human resources, diversity, external and government affairs, HSE and ethics and compliance in the U.S..

External: Active in a number of industry and community organizations, Decyk has been on the boards of several companies in both the U.S. and the UK and is a non-executive director of Snap-On Inc. She is also a member of the Committee of 200, International Women’s Forum and the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Role: As Executive Vice President Renewables, Hydrogen & CO2, Graeme Sweeney is responsible for future fuels and carbon.

Education: Ph.D in mathematics and a physics degree, Victoria University of Manchester.

Career: Sweeney joined Shell in 1976 and performed various roles in manufacturing, sales and marketing, and consultancy. In 1997, he was appointed vice president of fuels where he launched the first successful differentiated fuels program. In this role, he laid a foundation for Shell in establishing a Hydrogen business. Before joining renewables & hydrogen, Sweeney was vice president, manufacturing, supply, and distribution for Shell Europe Oil Products.

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Role: As manager of corporate responsibility, Maria Pica was instrumental in Chevron's adoption of a human rights policy. She and her team are charged with developing the company's corporate responsibility report, as well as supporting the company in advancing and implementing sustainability.

Career: Pica joined ChevronTexaco in June 2004 as corporate responsibility manager. Prior to joining ChevronTexaco, Pica was the director for democracy and human rights at the National Security Council in Washington, D.C., helping coordinate U.S. government policy on democracy, human rights and religious freedom, as well as U.S. government efforts to combat trafficking in people.

She also served as a senior advisor at the U.S. State Department working on corporate responsibility in multiple sectors. Collaborated with Chevron and Texaco on the development of its voluntary principles on security and human rights, which is designed to help companies maintain the safety and security of their operations in a manner consistent with human rights principles.

Role: Daniel J. Sullenbarger is VP of Corporate Responsibility for Marathon Oil, where he manages health, environment and safety (HES), as well as corporate social responsibility.

Education: Bachelors, political science, Bowling Green State University, Ohio; JD, Ohio Northern University.

Career: Sullenbarger joined Marathon in 1975 and was appointed to his current position in June 2005. Previously, he had served as vice president of health, environment and safety. In September 1998, he was appointed vice president of human resources and environment.

External: Sullenbarger was group counsel-worldwide exploration & production in Houston and general attorney -- refining, marketing, supply & transportation in Findlay. After joining Marathon, he held a number of positions in the law organization in Findlay, Ohio; London; and Houston.

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Role: As Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Adel Chaouch is responsible for corporate reporting; stakeholder engagement, corporate strategy, oversight and overall coordination of the company's sustainable development initiatives, as well as the development of related corporate policies.

Education: mathematics and physics, Saint-Louis College, Paris. Master of engineering at Texas University, College Station, Texas; master of engineering from the E.S.T.P., Paris. Ph.D. in Engineering with emphasis on deep-water offshore structures, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Career: Dr. Chaouch is also responsible for the development and execution of the company risk-mitigation strategies for current and planned ventures. He was previously the sustainable growth manager for Marathon Central Africa Operations based in Equatorial Guinea. Dr. Chaouch led the development of Marathon's social responsibility strategy and programs in Central Africa, including the Bioko Island Malaria Control Project.

Who's Helping Big Oil Focus on Sustainability?

Role: Vivienne Cox is Executive Vice President for Gas, Power & Renewables, and BP Shipping. She is also accountable for all of the gas marketing activities of the BP Group.

Education: Bachelors degree and Masters in Chemistry from Oxford University; MBA at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

Career: In 2005, Cox created BP Alternative Energy, which aims to be the world’s leading low carbon power producer by 2015, and committed to invest $8 billion over the next 10 years in low carbon power including solar, wind, combined cycle gas turbines and hydrogen power.

External: Cox sits on the board of Rio Tinto as a non-executive director, and in April 2006 she was awarded the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year award.

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