Malcolm Webb, the Chief Executive of Oil and Gas UK, was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration (Hon DBA) from Robert Gordon University.

A graduate of Liverpool University and a lawyer by profession, he has extensive senior management experience in both the upstream and downstream oil industry.

Malcolm began his oil industry career with Burmah Oil in 1974, and went on to work in a series of senior roles for the British National Oil Corporation, Charterhouse Petroleum Plc and PetroFina SA.

Prior to joining Oil and Gas UK (then called UKOOA) in February 2004, Malcolm spent three years as Director General of the UK Petroleum Industry Association, representing the UK oil refining and marketing sector.  Since joining Oil and Gas UK he has led the organisation through a major change process to make it the leading trade association open to all companies within the UK offshore oil and gas industry.

Malcolm Webb is a member of PILOT, the Government / Industry forum which aims to secure the long-term future of the UK upstream oil and gas industry. He is also a member of the First Minister of Scotland’s Energy Advisory Board, of the UK’s Oil Spill Prevention and Response Advisory Group and chairman of Common Data Access Limited (the UK industry body which facilitates access to UK geo-technical data).

Malcolm is a great supporter of Aberdeen Business School delivering masterclasses to MBA students as well as supporting research projects.