Cindy Yeilding

Independent Consultant

Cindy A. Yeilding served as a technical expert and leader at British Petroleum for more than 35 years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of BP America from April 2016 to December 2020. While in this role, she chaired the coordinating subcommittee of the U.S. National Petroleum Council’s Carbon Capture, Use, and Storage study, leading a diverse group of over 300 participants from across the energy industry, other industries, state and federal government agencies, non-governmental organizations (“NGOs”), and other public interest groups, financial institutions, consultancies, academia, and research groups in the development of this influential study, which was published in 2020.

Ms. Yeilding currently serves as the Board Chair of the Offshore Technology Conference and on the Board of the Center for Houston’s Future Board of Directors. She previously served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Greater Houston Partnership. Ms. Yeilding has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of North Carolina. Additionally, Ms. Yeilding was a founding member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Women’s Committee and initiated the women’s networking session for Women in Science and Engineering at the Offshore Technology Conference. In 2020, Ms. Yeilding was selected as one of Hart Energy’s “25 Most Influential Women in Energy.”