W. Douglas Ford is the retired chief executive of refining and marketing for BP. He previously served as executive vice president of the Amoco Corporation and as president of the Amoco Oil Company. He joined the company in 1970 as a process development research engineer and held a variety of engineering and senior management positions. He is a member of the board of directors of Air Products and Chemicals Corporation and Suncor Corporation. He served on Notre Dame's Advisory Council for Graduate Studies and Research before his election to this Board.
A former resident of London, he graduated from Notre Dame in 1966 with his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and earned his master's and doctoral degrees from Northwestern University.