2021 International Citizen of the Year – Alistair Vickers

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The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston is pleased to present bp’s Alistair Vickers as a 2021 International Citizen of the Year, a distinction of Houston’s 23rd Annual Jesse H. Jones Award Luncheon.

Al Vickers website photo

Alistair Vickers



Al Vickers is the Chief Executive Officer of bp Wind Energy.

Prior to his appointment as CEO, Al held executive leadership roles spanning a wide range of bp’s business. Most recently Al held Senior Vice President positions in both Upstream Production Operations and Wells Organizations in which he was responsible for a wide range of bp’s worldwide activities in both areas. Al also held the role of Vice President Safety and Operational Risk for bp’s Wells organization in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon incident and was heavily involved in leading bp’s response and recovery from the event.

The majority of Al’s career has been spent in operations and engineering roles in oil and gas and petrochemicals businesses but he has also held roles in strategic planning, business development, and in bp’s global executive office. During his career, Al has worked across five continents including work in two joint ventures.

Al has a Masters’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Manchester University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is a graduate of the Executive Operations Academy at MIT.

Al has been an active representative for bp and the energy industry over a number of years. He has served on a number of industry committees and trade associations handling a range of issues such as fiscal policy, human capability, risk management, and safety and environmental regulations. Al is the executive sponsor of several diversity and inclusion programs within bp and is a board member of the Asia Society, a non-profit organization that promotes business understanding between Asia and the Rest of the World.

In Al’s spare time he runs marathons, travels, and enjoys both golf and cycling. He also enjoys cooking and reading but most of all loves time with his wife Starlee, their three boys, Jack, Cade, and Ethan, and their close friends.