A Conversation with Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of BHP Billiton
The CSIS Energy and National Security Program hosted Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of BHP Billiton to discuss how the world can meet the demand for resources as 1.7 billion people gain access to electricity over the next 20 years and energy demand grows by 30%. With a portfolio spanning steel making materials, metals, energy and fertilizer BHP Billiton is the world’s largest diversified resources company and the only firm to produce oil, gas, coal and uranium as well as the metals used in renewables like copper. Headquartered in Australia, the company has operations in 26 countries and a workforce of approximately 128,000 people.
Andrew Mackenzie was appointed Chief Executive Officer of BHP Billiton in May 2013. He has had over 30 years’ experience in oil and gas, petrochemicals and minerals and has held a number of senior roles at BP and Rio Tinto. He has a doctorate in Chemistry and has published over 50 research papers in geology and organic geochemistry. In 2014 he was selected for the Science Council’s list of top 100 UK practicing scientists.