John Mingé is the Chairman and President of BP America Inc., where he is responsible for providing leadership and oversight to BP’s U.S. businesses, which are involved in oil and gas exploration and production, refining, chemicals, supply and trading, pipeline operations, shipping, and alternative energy. Prior to assuming this role, John was the Regional President of BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc., where he was responsible for BP’s oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities in Alaska, as well as its interests in the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
During his 32-year career with BP, John has held various executive and engineering posts around the globe. He has served as President of BP Indonesia, as Head of BP’s Asia Pacific Unit, and as President of exploration and production for Vietnam and China. For the past six years, he has served on the BP America Board of Directors.
John started his BP career in the Gulf of Mexico as a drilling engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University.
John is a member of the API Board and Executive Committee, a member of the National Petroleum Council, and a Director of the National Association of Manufacturers. He is also heavily involved with his alma mater, WSU, where he serves on the Board of Governors and on the College of Engineering and Architecture Executive Leadership Board.
He is married to Jackie and has two children, David and Emma.