Bill Dudley, Vice Chairman

Bill DudleyBill Dudley is vice chairman and a director of Bechtel Group, Inc.

Since joining Bechtel in 1981, Bill has served in a variety of engineering, project management, and executive management positions around the world.

He became president of the Oil, Gas & Chemicals business unit in 2001, assumed sponsorship of the Mining & Metals business unit’s Latin America and Oceania regions in 2003 and added sponsorship of Asia in 2004.

Prior to these assignments, Bill was located in London, where he served as president of Bechtel’s Europe, Africa, Middle East, Southwest Asia organization, responsible for all Bechtel business lines in the region. Bill previously was Bechtel’s general manager for Southeast Asia, country manager for Thailand, and general manager of Bechtel’s pipeline business in Asia.

In 2008, he became president and chief operating officer of Bechtel Group, Inc., overseeing all of the company’s business units. He was elected chief executive officer of Bechtel Group, Inc. in 2014, operating in this role until September 2016.

Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Houston. He currently serves on the Engineering Advisory Council at Purdue. Bill is a member of the Business Roundtable and actively participates in numerous charitable organizations.   

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