Ms. Hollub became President and Chief Executive Officer of Occidental Petroleum Corporation in April 2016. She most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Occidental, and was appointed to the Board on December 10, 2015. Ms. Hollub has been an employee of Occidental since 1981. She served as Senior Executive Vice President of Occidental and President â€“ Oxy Oil and Gas; Executive Vice President and President â€“ Oxy Oil and Gas, Americas; and Vice President of Occidental and Executive Vice President, U.S. Operations, Oxy Oil and Gas. She previously served as Executive Vice President, California Operations; and President and General Manager, Permian Basin operations. Ms. Hollub holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mineral Engineering from the University of Alabama.
Ms. Hollub, as President and Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for all operations, the financial management of the company and for creating and implementing the company's strategy. As President and Chief Operating Officer, she managed Occidental's worldwide oil and gas operations, as well as the company's chemicals and midstream operations. Ms. Hollub brings to the Board over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, having previously held a variety of management and technical responsibilities on three continents, including roles in Russia, Venezuela, Ecuador and the U.S. During that time, Ms. Hollub has been instrumental in efficiently and profitably growing Occidental's oil and gas business. Her extensive operational and leadership experience brings valuable perspective to the Board.