UK judging panel

Sam Skerry

Senior Vice President, bp Launchpad and Venturing

Sam Skerry is Senior Vice President, bp Launchpad & Venturing. She leads bp Launchpad and Venturing to scale and commercialise new businesses to accelerate growth in bp’s future core and new digital adjacencies.

Before this role, she spent most of her career in supply and trading. In her last role, she was responsible for bp’s supply and trading activities across Oil and Chemicals for Europe, FSU, and Africa. Sam has also held several international leadership roles, including Global Head of Structured Products and Chief Operating Officer Natural Gas in North America.

Sam holds a BA (Hons.) in English Literature and has completed executive education with INSEAD and London Business School.

In her role as a judge in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2021 UK awards, Sam will be looking for entrepreneurs that have taken on significant challenges and have a real passion for what they do.