Starlee Sykes

President, Gulf of Mexico & Canada, BP

Starlee Sykes is the Regional President for GoM & Canada, the highest revenue generating business in the BP upstream portfolio. Prior to this role, Starlee served as VP for Offshore Global Projects and VP for Global Deepwater Projects & Projects Performance. These roles headed international teams focused on solving the complex development challenges, resulting in improvements to execution. Starlee has been recognized as an Outstanding Leader in Energy by the Houston Business Journal's Women Who Mean Business & has been named as a 2020 Engineering Outstanding Alumni from Texas A&M. She is Chairman of the Board of Directors of BP Exploration & Production and a member of the BP America Board of Directors. She is a member for both the BP America Diversity & Inclusion Council and the BP U.S. Benefits Committee. Starlee is a representative on the API Upstream Committee and a Board Member of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA). She is also is active in the community and serves as President of the Board of Trustees for Spindletop Charities and the United Way executive sponsor. Starlee received her Mechanical Engineering degree from Texas A&M University and is on the Industry Advisory Board for the Engineering College.