People: Occidental Petroleum Corp (OXY)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Edward Djerejian

75 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Stephen Chazen

67 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Spencer Abraham

61 2013 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Christopher Stavros

51 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Donald de Brier

73 2012 Corporate Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary

Willie Chiang

54 2012 Executive Vice President - Operations

James Lienert

61 2012 Executive Vice President - Business Support

Glenn Vangolen

2014 Executive Vice President - Business Support

Cynthia Walker

37 2014 Executive Vice President - Strategy and Development

Roy Pineci

51 2014 Principal Accounting Officer

Ioannis Charalambous

2014 Chief Information Officer, Vice President

Marcia Backus

59 2014 Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Jennifer Kirk

2014 Vice President, Controller

Ben Figlock

2014 Vice President, Treasurer

William Albrecht

62 2011 Vice President; President of OOGC, Americas

Vicki Hollub

54 2013 Vice President, Executive Vice President - U.S. Operations, Oxy Oil and Gas

Edward Lowe

62 2009 Vice President; President of OOGC - International Production

Eugene Batchelder

66 2013 Director

William Klesse

67 2013 Director

Elisse Walter

63 2014 Director

Howard Atkins

63 2010 Independent Director

John Feick

70 1998 Independent Director

Margaret Foran

59 2010 Independent Director

Carlos Gutierrez

60 2009 Independent Director

Avedick Poladian

63 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Edward Djerejian

Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian is Independent Chairman of the Board of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. He served in the U.S. Foreign Service for eight presidents, from John F. Kennedy to William J. Clinton (1962-1994). Prior to his nomination by President Clinton as U.S. ambassador to Israel (1993-1994), he was assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs in both the George H.W. Bush and the Clinton administrations (1991-1993). He was the U.S. ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic (1988-1991). He also served as special assistant to President Ronald Reagan and deputy press secretary for foreign affairs in the White House (1985-1986). After his retirement from government service in 1994, he became, and currently serves as, the founding director of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. His book “Danger and Opportunity: An American Ambassador’s Journey Through the Middle East” was published by Simon & Schuster Threshold Editions in September 2008. He has been awarded the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, the Department of State’s Distinguished Honor Award and numerous other honors, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Anti-Defamation League’s Moral Statesman Award. He is also a recipient of the Association of Rice Alumni’s Gold Medal, the group’s most prestigious award, for his service to Rice University. In 2011, Ambassador Djerejian was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Ambassador Djerejian previously served as a director of Global Industries, Ltd., where he was Chairman of the Governance Committee.

Stephen Chazen

Mr. Stephen I. Chazen is President, Chief Executive Officer, 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 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 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Occidental Petroleum Corporation., with effect from 10 July 2014. Mr. Stavros has overseen Investor Relations at Occidental since 2006 and became Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer, in 2012.

Donald de Brier

Mr. Donald P. de Brier is Corporate Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary of Occidental Petroleum Corp. He served as General Counsel of the Company. He is also responsible for the following functions: corporate compliance; health, environment and safety; communications and public affairs; social responsibility; and security.

Willie Chiang

Mr. Willie C.W. Chiang is 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.

James Lienert

Mr. James M. Lienert, CPA, is Executive Vice President - Business Support of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. Mr. Lienert served as Occidental Petroleum Corporation Executive Vice President, Finance and Planning since 2006. Reporting to him in the role was the accounting function, as well as supply chain, information technology and planning. Previously, Mr. Lienert served as President of Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem). He joined OxyChem in 1974 and held a series of increasingly senior positions, culminating in his appointment as OxyChem President in February 2004. Mr. Lienert holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.

Glenn Vangolen

Mr. Glenn Vangolen is Executive Vice President - Business Support of the Company. He has responsibility for the Human Resources, Information Technology and Health, Environment and Safety functions. Mr. Vangolen's career at Occidental spans 30 years, during which he has held leadership positions in the U.S., Latin America and Middle East -- most recently Senior Vice President -- Middle East, since 2010.

Cynthia Walker

Ms. Cynthia L. Walker is Executive 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.

Roy Pineci

Mr. Roy Pineci is Principal Accounting Officer of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. He was Senior Vice President, Finance for Oil and Gas from 2007 to 2008. He served as Vice President - Internal Audit from 2005 to 2007. Prior to joining Occidental, Mr. Pineci was a partner at the public accounting firm of KPMG LLP from 2002 to 2005.

Ioannis Charalambous

Marcia Backus

Ms. Marcia E. Backus has been appointed as Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Occidental Petroleum Corp., with effective from July 11, 2014. 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.

Jennifer Kirk

Ms. Jennifer Kirk has been appointed as Vice President, Controller 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.

Ben Figlock

William Albrecht

Mr. William E. Albrecht is Vice President and President of Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation, Americas a subsidiary Company of Occidental Petroleum Corp. He served as Vice President, California Operations of Noble Royalties, Inc. from 2007 to 2008, President of Acquisitions and Divestitures of EOG Resources, Inc. from 2006 to 2007 and Vice President of Acquisitions and Engineering from 1998 to 2006. Mr. Albrecht is United States Military Academy graduate, with Masters degree from the University of Southern California.

Vicki Hollub

Ms. Vicki A. Hollub is Vice President, Executive Vice President - U.S. Operations, Oxy Oil and Gas of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. Ms. Hollub heads the company's domestic operations. 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 Vice President of Occidental Petroleum Corp., and President of Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation (OOGC) - International Production, a subsidiary Company. 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.

Eugene Batchelder

Mr. Eugene L. Batchelder is a 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.

William Klesse

Mr. William R. Klesse is a 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.

Elisse Walter

Hon. Elisse B. Walter is Director of the Company. 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.

Howard Atkins

Mr. Howard I. Atkins is 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 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 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 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.

Avedick Poladian

Mr. Avedick Baruyr Poladian is 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.
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