Head shot of John Mingé
  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member
  • Chairman and President, BP America, Inc.

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, he 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 33-year career with BP, Mingé has held various executive and engineering posts around the globe. He has served as president of BP Indonesia, 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.

Mingé started his BP career in the Gulf of Mexico as a drilling engineer. He holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Washington State University (WSU). He is a member of the API board and executive committee, the National Petroleum Council, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce board, and the Greater Houston Partnership executive committee, as well as a director of the National Association of Manufacturers.

He is also heavily involved in his alma-mater, WSU, where he serves on the board of governors and on the College of Engineering and Architecture executive leadership board.

Mingé has served on the Kinder Institute for Urban Research's advisory board since 2016.