Group Chief Economist, Vice President, BP
Christof Ruehl is Group Chief Economist and Vice President of BP Plc. He manages BP’s global economics team, providing economic input into the firm’s commercial decisions. The team also produces the annual Statistical Review of World Energy and Global Energy Outlook.
Mr Ruehl has a distinguished track record in both academia and economic policy making. Prior to joining BP, he was at the World Bank (1998-2005) where he served as the bank’s Chief Economist in Russia and in Brazil. Before that, he worked in the Office of the Chief Economist at the EBRD in London. Mr Ruehl was previously an academic economist, first in Germany and from 1991 as Professor of Economics at the University of California Los Angeles. He has held Visiting Professorships at academic institutions worldwide, Including the University of Chicago. Mr Ruehl’s areas of specialization are macroeconomics and energy economics; he has published widely in these fields.