Ahmed Hashmi

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Role: Head of Upstream Technology

Partner: BP

With nearly 30 years industry experience, Ahmed Hashmi has held technical, commercial and leadership positions in Amoco and BP’s worldwide operations in the US, Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Arabian Gulf.

In his current role, Ahmed has line accountability for the creation and delivery of BP’s Upstream technology strategy.  He leads the Upstream Technology organization which comprises nearly 400 scientists and engineers, technology centers and laboratory facilities in USA and UK, and a global network of research and technology suppliers.

Ahmed serves on the Boards of the International Centre for Advanced Materials at the University of Manchester, UK, and the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of Berkeley, USA.

He is co-founder of the US Energy Policy Coalition, a non-profit organization, which develops scientifically vetted industry material in support of educational awareness.

Ahmed enjoys working on and reviewing the intersection of strategy, technology and policy.  He authored BP’s Technology Management Handbook and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

Ahmed holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Physics, M.Sc. in Computer Sciences (Operations Research) and MBA in Finance and Economics. 

He lives in Houston, USA, with his wife and son.  His personal interests include reading, travelling with family, music, cycling, swimming, and volunteer work.