Eric Drake

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BornArthur Eric Courtney Drake
29 November 1910
Died31 October 1996 (Age 85)
Member ofThe 1001 Club
UK oil executive invited to the 1973 Bilderberg

Employment.png BP/CEO

In office
1969 - 1975

Sir Arthur Eric Courtney Drake was a British businessman, Chairman of BP from 1969 to 1975. He attended the 1973 Bilderberg which discussed the 1973 Oil crisis that later emerged.


Drake was born in Rochester, Kent, the son of a doctor, and educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he received a bachelor's degree in law.[1]

In 1975, he was by succeeded David Steel as chairman of BP.[2]


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/197017 April 197019 April 1970Switzerland
Hotel Quellenhof
Bad Ragaz
the 19th Bilderberg meeting, in Switzerland.
Bilderberg/197311 May 197313 May 1973Sweden
The meeting at which the 1973 oil crisis appears to have been planned.
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