Jones Partners Thought Leadership Series
Executive Vice President
Development and Production North America
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Jones Graduate School of Business
About Bill Maloney
William “Bill” Maloney, Executive Vice President in Statoil, heads the business area Development and Production North America. In this capacity, he plays a key role in Statoil’s Corporate Executive Committee and he is Statoil’s senior executive in North America.
Bill serves on AAPG’s corporate advisory board and on the National Petroleum Council and is a member of the board of API.
Bill previously held the position of Senior Vice President, Global Exploration (GEX) for Statoil from February 2002 until December 2008. In that role, he was responsible for all of Statoil's international exploration activity.
Prior to joining Statoil in February 2002, Bill held the position of Vice President, Exploration & New Ventures for Texaco, based in London. Before that he served as Director of International E&P for Davis Petroleum from 1995-1996.
Bill began his career with Shell Oil Company in Houston in 1981. His first role was a geologist in the Rocky Mountain Division. Over time, he took on positions of increasing responsibility in the US and international arena. Upon leaving Shell in 1995, Bill served as Region Manager for Latin America.
Bill attended Syracuse University where he received an MS in geology. He is an avid tennis player and still maintains an active interest in music.
About Prashant Kale
Prashant Kale is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Jessie H. Jones School of Business, Rice University. Prior to Rice he was faculty at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and he has also been visiting faculty at the Wharton School, the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and the Indian School of Business. Prashant has earned a Masters and Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Wharton School, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from University of Pune, India.
Prashant's research focuses on Corporate Strategy, Strategic Alliances & Mergers and Acquisitions and he articles on these issues have been published in reputed international journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, European Management Journal, Managerial and Decision Economics, Academy of Management Perspective, etc. He has received the Best Paper Award in the International Management Division of the Academy of Management and the Annual Strategic Management Society Conference. His paper on 'Building Alliance Capabilities' was also rated among the 50 most-cited papers in Management in 2011. Prashant is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business and Strategic Organization.
Prashant teaches the Core Strategy Course in the full time, professional and executive MBA programs at the Jones School and he has also taught electives on managing strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions and healthcare strategy at Rice, Michigan and Indian School of Business. Prashant has received several awards for excellence in teaching and he was also rated among the Top-10 Business School Professors by Bloomberg Businessweek. Before returning to academia, Prashant worked in the industry for several years with companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, ICI Plc., and the Tata Group in several different countries.
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