Anadarko’s mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to shareholders by developing, acquiring and exploring for oil and natural gas resources vital to the world’s health and welfare.
R. A. Walker,
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Al Walker is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He joined Anadarko in 2005 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, later serving as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Anadarko, he worked in the oil and natural gas industry, investment and commercial banking and as an institutional investor.
Mr. Walker is a director of BOK Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: BOKF). Mr. Walker is a director of the Houston Branch of the Dallas Federal Reserve, Trustee for the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a member of The Business Council, Business Roundtable, All-American Wildcatters (Chairman 2017/2018), and the Board of Directors of the American Petroleum Institute (Executive Committee).
Robert G. Gwin,
Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Bob Gwin is Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for the areas of accounting, financial reporting and tax; treasury, corporate finance and risk management; investor relations and communications; corporate development; corporate planning; and corporate audit. Mr. Gwin also is Chairman of the Board of Western Gas Holdings, LLC, the general partner of Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE: WES), and of Western Gas Equity Holdings, LLC, the general partner of Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE:WGP). He previously served as President and CEO of Western Gas Holdings until 2010. Mr. Gwin joined Anadarko in January 2006 as Vice President, Finance and Treasurer and was named Senior Vice President in March 2008.
Mr. Gwin is Chairman of the board of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE: LYB) and serves on the boards of The Greater Houston Partnership, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) and Communities in Schools (CIS). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute.
Ernest A. Leyendecker,
Executive Vice President, International and Deepwater Operations
Mr. Leyendecker has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. He began his career in Midland, Texas in 1982 with Marathon Oil Company, where he served in multiple engineering roles including drilling, completions and reservoir engineering. After various other assignments, he left to pursue a leadership role in the start-up of Enterprise Oil Gulf of Mexico. In 2002, Enterprise Oil was acquired by Shell, and Mr. Leyendecker joined Kerr-McGee’s Gulf of Mexico team. He served in increasing roles of responsibility as Exploration Manager for the shelf and as an exploration manager for the deepwater Gulf before Kerr-McGee was acquired by Anadarko in 2006. Since 2006, he has held positions of increasing responsibility at Anadarko, including General Manager for Worldwide Exploration, Engineering and Planning, Vice President of Corporate Planning and Vice President of Gulf of Mexico Exploration. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, International Exploration, responsible for the company’s exploration activities around the world.
Mr. Leyendecker holds a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Houston Geological Society.
Darrell E. Hollek,
Executive Vice President, U.S. Onshore Exploration and Production
Darrell Hollek is Executive Vice President, U.S. Onshore Exploration and Production. Mr. Hollek began his career in 1980 with Kerr-McGee Corporation as a field engineer in Morgan City, Louisiana, and has held positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President of Gulf of Mexico Operations and Global Deepwater Drilling, Vice President of Offshore Operations and Shelf Assets, Vice President of Gulf of Mexico and Worldwide Deepwater Operations, Vice President of U.S. Onshore Exploration, Production and Development, Vice President of Gulf of Mexico Exploration, Production and Development and Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety and Regulatory.
Previously, Mr. Hollek served as Senior Vice President of Operations (Deepwater Americas) and was responsible for overseeing all of Anadarko's producing assets, operations and development activities in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. Hollek is a Director of Western Gas Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Anadarko, and of Western Gas Equity Holdings, LLC, the general partner of Western Gas Equity Partners, (NYSE:WGP) a publicly traded midstream limited partnership.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the American Petroleum Institute, serving on the Upstream Committee, and also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Robert K. Reeves,
Executive Vice President, Law and Chief Administrative Officer
Bobby Reeves is Executive Vice President, Law and Chief Administrative Officer. He joined Anadarko in March 2004 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Law. Mr. Reeves has more than 30 years of legal and management experience and is responsible for Anadarko's legal, government relations, information technology and administration functions. Mr. Reeves also is a Director of Western Gas Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Anadarko and of Western Gas Equity Holdings, LLC, the general partner of Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE:WGP), a publicly traded midstream master limited partnership. Prior to joining Anadarko, Mr. Reeves served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Ocean Energy, Inc., until 2003. He served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Flores & Rucks, Inc., a predecessor to Ocean Energy, until 1997. Prior to that, he was a Partner in the Energy Section of the Onebane Law Firm of Lafayette, Louisiana until 1993.
Mr. Reeves holds a Juris Doctorate and bachelor's degree in business administration from Louisiana State University. He is a member of the Texas and Louisiana State Bar Associations, the American Bar Association and the American Corporate Counsel Association. Mr. Reeves serves on the Board of Directors of Key Energy Services, Inc., Episcopal Health Foundation and United Way of Greater Houston.
Mitchell W. Ingram,
Executive Vice President, Global LNG
Mitch Ingram serves as Executive Vice President, Global LNG. Mr. Ingram joined Anadarko in 2015 with more than 28 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. Prior to joining Anadarko, Mr. Ingram was with BG Group, where he served as Executive Vice President – Technical and a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Previously, he held positions of increasing responsibilities with the company’s LNG project in Queensland, Australia, where he was most recently the Managing Director of QGC. Prior to BG, Mr. Ingram was with Occidental Oil & Gas for 20 years, where he held several U.K. and international positions in project management, development and operations.
Mr. Ingram is a member of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association’s Queensland Industry Leadership Group and the Business Council of Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical engineering from Robert Gordon University and is a native of Scotland.
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