People: Occidental Petroleum Corp (OXY)

OXY on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Eugene Batchelder

67 2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Stephen Chazen

68 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Spencer Abraham

62 2013 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Christopher Stavros

51 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Willie Chiang

2012 Executive Vice President - Operations

Vicki Hollub

55 2015 Executive Vice President, President – Oxy Oil and Gas

Edward Lowe

63 2015 Executive Vice President,President of OOGC - International

Marcia Backus

60 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Cynthia Walker

38 2015 Senior Vice President - Strategy and Development

Jennifer Kirk

40 2014 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Howard Atkins

64 2010 Independent Director

John Feick

71 1998 Independent Director

Margaret Foran

60 2010 Independent Director

Carlos Gutierrez

61 2009 Independent Director

William Klesse

68 2014 Independent Director

Avedick Poladian

2008 Independent Director

Elisse Walter

64 2014 Independent Director

Christopher Degner

2015 Senior Director, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Eugene Batchelder

Mr. Eugene L. Batchelder is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was an Independent Director of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. He is retired as the Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at ConocoPhillips, an integrated global energy company. In this role, from 2009 until his retirement in 2012, he was responsible for global shared services, human resources, facilities, information technology, security, aviation, executive services, and corporate affairs, which included investor relations, corporate communications and contributions. Mr. Batchelder served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of ConocoPhillips from 2002 to 2009. Prior to the merger of Conoco and Phillips Petroleum in 2002, Mr. Batchelder was promoted to increasingly senior positions within Phillips Petroleum companies, including information technology and financial management positions. Mr. Batchelder is a past trustee and current governor of the Oklahoma State University Foundation and past president and board member of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association. Mr. Batchelder holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University, is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants.

Stephen Chazen

Mr. Stephen I. Chazen is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. Mr. Chazen served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2011 and as President and Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2010. Prior to being named President and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Chazen was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President from 2004 to 2007, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President-Corporate Development from 1999 to 2004, and Executive Vice President-Corporate Development from 1994 to 1999. Prior to joining Occidental, Mr. Chazen was a Managing Director in Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Chazen is a Director of the American Petroleum Institute and serves on the Boards of Aquarium of the Pacific and Catalina Island Conservatory. He has been a member of the Boards of Directors of Lyondell Chemical Company, Premcor Inc. and Washington Mutual, Inc. Mr. Chazen holds a Ph.D. in Geology from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Houston and a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Rutgers College.

Spencer Abraham

Mr. Spencer E. Abraham is an Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Abraham Group LLC, an international strategic consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. He is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abraham & Roetzel LLC, a bipartisan government affairs and issue management firm. He represented Michigan in the United States Senate prior to President George W. Bush selecting him as the tenth Secretary of Energy in U.S. history. During his tenure at the Energy Department from 2001 through January 2005, he developed policies and regulations to ensure the nation's energy security, was responsible for the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, oversaw domestic oil and gas development policy and developed relationships with international governments, including members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. Secretary Abraham serves as a Director of PBF Energy Inc. and NRG Energy, Inc. and as Chairman of the Advisory Boards of Lynx Global Realty Asset Fund Onshore LLC and Uranium Energy Corp. He was previously a Director of GenOn Energy, Inc. and a Director and a member of the Nominating and Governance and Compensation Committees of ICx Technologies. He also serves on the boards or advisory committees of Sindicatum Sustainable Resources and C3. Secretary Abraham is a trustee of the Churchill Center. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and is the author of, “Lights Out!: Ten Myths About (and Real Solutions to) America’s Energy Crisis”.

Christopher Stavros

Mr. Christopher G. Stavros is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Occidental Petroleum Corporation effective 2015. Mr. Stavros has overseen Investor Relations at Occidental since 2006 and became Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer, in 2012.

Willie Chiang

Mr. Willie C.W. Chiang is the Executive Vice President, Operations of the company. He was Executive Vice President, Operations since 2012; ConocoPhillips: 2011-2012, Senior Vice President, Refining, Marketing, Transportation and Commercial; 2008-2011, Senior Vice President, Refining, Marketing and Transportation.

Vicki Hollub

Ms. Vicki A. Hollub is Executive Vice President, President – Oxy Oil and Gas of the Company. She was Executive Vice President, President - Americas of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. She previously served as Executive Vice President, California Operations, from 2012 to 2013, and as a President and General Manager in the Permian operations from 2011 to 2012. She began working at Oxy Permian in 2007, serving as Operations Manager from 2009 to 2011. From 2000 to 2003, she led geoscience and engineering efforts at Occidental's Hugoton properties, and from 2004 to 2007, she led a team of geoscientists, engineers and others engaged in developing the company's Midcontinent business unit. Ms. Hollub holds a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Engineering from the University of Alabama.

Edward Lowe

Mr. Edward A. Lowe is Executive Vice President, and President of OOGC - International, a subsidiary Company of Occidental Petroleum Corp., effective 2015. He was from 2008-2009, Executive Vice President — Oxy Oil & Gas, International Production and Engineering; since 2008, Executive Vice President — Oxy Oil & Gas, projects; Dolphin Energy Ltd.: 2002-2007, Executive Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Lowe received his B.A. Degree in Civil Engineering from Tulane University.

Marcia Backus

Ms. Marcia E. Backus is Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the company effective 2015. She currently is a partner at Vinson & Elkins in Houston, Texas. She heads the firm's Energy Transactions/Projects Practice Group, representing industry and private equity companies in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, project development and other energy transactions. She has served in numerous leadership positions with Vinson & Elkins, including the firm wide management committee, co-chair of the corporate department and as chair of the partnership admissions committee. Ms. Backus holds a B.A. degree, awarded Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Texas, and a J.D. with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif honorary scholastic society. She is co-founder of the school's Center for Women in Law.

Cynthia Walker

Ms. Cynthia L. Walker is Senior Vice President - Strategy and Development of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. She has resigned from the position of Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President with effect from 10 July 2014. She has most recently served as Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she enjoyed a 12-year career. While at Goldman Sachs, Ms. Walker provided clients with strategic advice in high-profile energy industry transactions as a senior member of the Global Natural Resources Group located in Houston. She was also a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Ms. Walker holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.

Jennifer Kirk

Ms. Jennifer Kirk is Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of Occidental Petroleum Corporation., with effect from 10 July 2014. Ms. Kirk served as Controller, Occidental Oil and Gas since 2012 and as Finance Director from 2008 to 2012.

Howard Atkins

Mr. Howard I. Atkins is an Independent Director of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. He retired as the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wells Fargo & Company, where he was responsible for Wells Fargo’s financial management functions, investment portfolios and corporate properties functions from 2001 to 2011. A 37-year veteran of the financial services industry, Mr. Atkins previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of New York Life Insurance Company, Chief Financial Officer of Midlantic Corporation and Corporate Treasurer of Chase Manhattan Bank. Mr. Atkins serves on the Board of Directors of Ingram Micro Inc. where he is a member of the Audit Committee and the Human Resources Committee.

John Feick

Mr. John E. Feick is an Independent Director of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. He is the Chairman and a stockholder of Matrix Solutions Inc., a provider of environmental remediation and reclamation services. Until 2011, he was Chairman and a stockholder of Kemex Engineering Services, Ltd., which offers engineering and design services to the petrochemical, refining and gas processing industries. From 1984 to 1994, Mr. Feick was President and Chief Operating Officer of Novacor Chemicals, a subsidiary of Nova Corporation. He also serves as a director of Veresen Inc., where he is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Graham Construction. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oak Point Energy Ltd., an oil sands exploration and development company, and was a director of Veresen Inc.

Margaret Foran

Ms. Margaret M. Foran is an Independent Director of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. She is Chief Governance Officer, Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Prudential Financial, Inc. Prior to joining Prudential, she was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Sara Lee Corporation from 2008 to 2009; Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Pfizer Inc. from 1997 to 2008; and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at J.P. Morgan & Co. Ms. Foran is a former Director of The MONY Group Inc. and MONY Life Insurance Company. She served as Co-Chair and a Director of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) and Co-Chair of the CII International Corporate Governance Committee. She is the former Chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Corporate Governance. Ms. Foran is the former Chair of the Coordinating Committee of the Business Roundtable Corporate Governance Task Force. She previously served two terms on the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and is a member of the Economic Club of New York. Ms. Foran is also a Trustee of the SEC Historical Society.

Carlos Gutierrez

Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez is an Independent Director of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. He is Co-Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a commercial diplomacy and strategic advisory firm. He also serves as Chairman of Republicans for Immigration Reform, a political action committee. Prior to that he was Vice Chairman of the Institutional Clients Group and a member of the Senior Strategic Advisory Group at Citigroup Inc. from 2011 to February 2013. He joined Citigroup from communications and public affairs consulting firm APCO Worldwide Inc., where he was Chairman of the Global Political Strategies division in 2010. He served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the administration of President George W. Bush from February 2005 to January 2009. Prior to his government service, Secretary Gutierrez was with Kellogg Company for 30 years. He became Kellogg’s Chief Executive Officer in 1999 and was named Chairman of the Board from 2000 to 2005. Secretary Gutierrez serves on the Boards of Directors of MetLife, Inc., where he serves on the Finance and Investment and Governance Committees, and Time Warner Inc., where he serves on the Audit Committee. He previously served as a Director of Corning Incorporated, United Technologies Corporation and Lighting Science Group Corp., where he served on the Audit Committee. In addition to serving as a trustee of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a National Trustee to the University of Miami Board of Trustees, Secretary Gutierrez is a non-resident scholar at the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies and is a Co-Chairman of the Regional Migration Study Group. He is also a co-founder of TheDream.US, a scholarship fund for undocumented students.

William Klesse

Mr. William R. Klesse is an Independent Director of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. He is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Valero Energy Corporation, an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products and power. He joined the Valero board as Vice Chairman in 2005 and became Chairman in 2007. He has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2006 and served as President from 2008 to 2013. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Klesse was Valero’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of Refining and Commercial Operations following Valero’s 2001 acquisition of Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation, where he had been Executive Vice President of the company’s refining operations. Mr. Klesse began his 40-plus year career in the energy industry at Diamond Shamrock Corporation, which merged with Ultramar Corporation in 1996. Mr. Klesse is Chairman of the Board of Valero Energy Partners GP LLC. He is a trustee of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. Mr. Klesse holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from West Texas A&M University.

Avedick Poladian

Mr. Avedick Baruyr Poladian is an Independent Director of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lowe Enterprises, Inc., a diversified national real estate company active in commercial, residential and hospitality property investment, management and development. In this role, Mr. Poladian oversees human resources, risk management, construction, finance and legal functions across the firm. Mr. Poladian previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for Lowe from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Poladian was with Arthur Andersen from 1974 to 2002 and is a certified public accountant (inactive). He is a past member of the Young Presidents Organization, the Chief Executive Organization, the California Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Poladian is a director of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, a member of the Board of Councilors of the University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning, and Development, a member of the Board of Advisors of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and a former Trustee of Loyola Marymount University. He serves as a director of Western Asset Management Funds where he is a member of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Public Storage where he is the Chair of the Audit Committee and the Chair of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee. He previously served as a director of California Pizza Kitchen.

Elisse Walter

Hon. Elisse B. Walter is an Independent Director of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. Ms. Walter was appointed Commissioner of the SEC by President George W. Bush, and served in that capacity from 2008 until 2013. President Barack Obama designated her as Chairman of the SEC in December 2012. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Issues Committee. Ms. Walter spent more than two decades of her distinguished career at the SEC. She served as Senior Executive Vice President, Regulatory Policy and Programs, for FINRA and held the same position at the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) before its 2007 consolidation with NYSE Member Regulation. Earlier in her career, she served as the General Counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and as Deputy Director of the SEC Division of Corporation Finance.

Christopher Degner

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