By Phoenix Business Journal

New BP CEO Bob Dudley is an alumnus of the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He serves on the Glendale graduate business schoolâ¿¿s board of fellows and on BP's board of directors.

Dudley is taking over for embattled CEO Tony Hayward, who is stepping down. Hayward and BP have been faulted for their response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and for their sometimes aristocratic statements and attitudes toward the spill.

Dudley received a Master of International Management degree from Thunderbird in 1979 and is a veteran oil industry executive.

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