Dr. Ian Dobson is responsible for technology within BPs recently established biofuels business. BP intends this business to position the company as a leader in that industry, establishing a distinctive and progressive voice in shaping the industry. He is responsible for building strategic technology relationships for the business, accessing and implementing the technology needed to deliver the biofuels business development strategy. Since leaving Leeds University in 1985, Dr. Dobson has served in a variety of research and management roles in BP and its spin-off company Innovene. He worked in BP's ethanol business leading industry advocacy on various environmental and trade issues before becoming technology General Manager in the Chemicals stream. In 2004 he moved into Innovene to be Director of European Government Affairs based in Brussels. Following the sale of Innovene in 2006, he took up his current activity with BP biofuels.