Aleida Rios
VP Operations, Gulf of Mexico
BP America, Inc.
Houston, TX

“I am passionate about the Oil and Gas Manufacturing Industry because of the people and work. I have the privilege to work with amazing people that every day find solutions to some of the most advanced technological problems. We deliver safe reliable energy that improves every aspect of our life.”

In her role as vice president of BP’s Gulf of Mexico operations, Aleida is accountable for the safe, reliable and efficient operations of BP’s offshore assets. She leads more than 2,000 engineers, scientists and field staff as well as several thousand contractors to deliver more than 250,000 barrels of oil per day.  Aleida’s 25 years of experience in operations offshore, onshore, facilities engineering, building and assuring capability and best practice application make her extremely qualified to succeed as the vice president of the company’s Gulf of Mexico operations. 
Aleida’s leadership has directly contributed to BP’s ability to safely and reliably deliver production goals. Her daily role requires expertise, knowledge, a drive for excellence, good judgment and clear communication. In 2014, the Gulf of Mexico was recognized with the “BP at its Best” Helios Award, the highest honor the company awards its internal projects. This recognition was undoubtedly linked to Aleida’s leadership and direction.
Aleida exemplifies leadership through her dedication to mentoring. Aleida currently serves on BP’s Leadership Council for the Million Women Mentors program, which works to mobilize 1 million mentors – both male and female – to inspire and instill confidence in girls and young women while empowering them to pursue careers in STEM-based industries. 
Aleida shares her expertise with a host of community and BP-related efforts. In 2012, Aleida was named the Hispanic Female Executive of the Year by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, she was invited by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to deliver remarks at the Women in Business & Leadership Luncheon at its national convention. In 2015, she received the Houston Business Journal’s Women in Leadership Award. She also serves on the Texas A&M Chemical Engineering Advisory Board and a strong supporter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. 

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