Dr Dame Angela Strank DBE FRS FREng FIChemE DSc PhD

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A woman wearing a black suit standing behind a large wooden desk with six window panes behind her.
Photograph © Anita Corbin


First Woman Vice President of oils and lubes at BP Plc

May 2011, Boardroom, Castrol/BP Pangbourne Technology Centre, Berkshire

b.1952, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

In 2003 Dr Angela Strank became the first woman Technology Vice President at BP/Castrol Lubricants, over 50 years since the inception of the position. In 2017 she was the first woman in BP to be honoured with a Damehood. Angela’s other firsts include; first woman to win the prestigious UK Energy Institute’s Cadman Award for outstanding service to the energy industry (2018); one of the first female geologists to work for the British Geological Survey; one of the first female geologists to go offshore in the UK North Sea.

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