- Head of North America Gas and Power BP
Orlando A. Alvarez is President and Chief Executive Officer of BP Energy Company based in Houston, Texas. He is also a member of the BP America Board overseeing all of the company’s activities in the U.S. Orlando’s tenure at BP spans over 20 years with current accountability for all of North America’s trading, marketing, supply and derivatives activities, specifically pertaining to natural gas, power, and natural gas liquids, as well as oversight for BP’s global liquefied petroleum gas business. Orlando is also a member of BP's global supply and trading organization’s executive leadership team. He serves on a number of industry boards and committees, including the Natural Gas Supply Association and the American Petroleum Institute’s Natural Gas Market Development Committee. Orlando has served as Vice Chairman of the Natural Gas Supply Association Board since March 2017. Most recently, Orlando was appointed member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Board, effective January 2018.
During his 30-year span in the energy supply and trading business, Orlando has held many commercial positions ranging from natural gas trading, marketing and origination, and transportation representative. Early on in his career he held a number of accounting and reporting positions primarily through general accounting and strategy/planning roles, all in the natural gas industry. He also spent three years in the natural gas liquids space where he was responsible for commercial delivery across a number of gas processing and fractionation facilities on the Gulf Coast.
Orlando was born in Santa Clara, Cuba and came to the United States at the age of three, where he lived in New York until his
move to Texas in 1975. He currently resides in Houston with his wife Kari, his children, Alexis, 23, and Brandon, 20, as well as
his step-children Justin, 26 and Brady, 20. Orlando attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas where he received a
Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting. He enjoys hunting and fishing with his family during his time off.