Ray Dempsey

by Justin Cates
Ray Dempsey
Group Chief Diversity Officer

Ray Dempsey Jr. joined Barclays in March 2021 as the Group Chief Diversity Officer.

In this role, he is charged with development and implementation of a strategic approach to driving real progress in diversity and inclusion globally.

Prior to joining Barclays, Dempsey was Chief Diversity Officer for BP America and the President of the BP Foundation, where Dempsey led a broad portfolio, including national strategic relationships and initiatives, supplier diversity, workforce diversity, and philanthropy.

Dempsey joined BP in 1990 and over the years held a variety of management and operational roles in engineering, strategy, finance, and external affairs, both in the US and abroad.

Dempsey is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) and a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC). Additionally, he sits on the board of the Kansas State University Foundation and is on the Board of Trustees for Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC.

Dempsey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

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