David Nagel
Executive Vice President Emeritus, BP America Inc., and founder, Lincoln Hill Group
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Biography

David Nagel has over 35 years’ experience in the global energy industry, having held executive positions in line operations, finance, and government relations. Until December 2013 he was Executive Vice President of BP America Inc., responsible for BP’s engagement with the Administration, Congress, federal regulators, trade associations, and other Washington, DC and national stakeholders. He took this post in July 2009, and oversaw BP’s Washington operations during the Gulf Oil Spill in 2010. Nagel’s career began with Amoco International in Chicago. While at Amoco he was Assistant Treasurer for the corporation, was upstream CFO at the business unit (UK), regional (Europe, Latin America & Far East) and corporate levels, and held line management responsibilities for international natural gas marketing. Nagel joined BP following the merger with Amoco in 1999, and moved to Egypt as the company’s chief representative and business unit leader for natural gas. In 2001 he was appointed President and CEO for BP Algeria, where he worked with Sonatrach and the Ministry of Energy to restructure and expand BP’s business. In 2005 he moved into BP Group Finance positions in London, where he was Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, Controller for Exploration and Production, and VP for Finance Transformation. It was as a result of this last role that he joined with three faculty from Duke Corporate Education to co-author The New CFOs. Nagel is Chair Emeritus of the Advisory Board for the Vice Provost of International Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, which has helped catalyze expansion of global competency for students and global engagement for the University. He served on the executive boards of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) and the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts, and has actively supported rural land preservation for complex projects in Vermont. In 2014, Nagel founded the Lincoln Hill Group, which offers strategic advice to non-profits and small to medium enterprises. Nagel, a native of Wisconsin, was educated at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he earned a B.S. with honors in Chemistry and an MBA in International Finance.

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