Jones Partners Thought Leadership Series

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Thought Leadership Series
Jones Partners
Statoil's North American Strategy
6:00 PM – Presentation (Shell Auditorium)
7:15 PM – Reception (Anderson Family Commons)
Jones Graduate School, McNair Hall, Rice University  

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Bill Maloney
Executive Vice President
Development and Production North America

Vikas Mittal
J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing
Jones Graduate School of Business

Mr. Maloney will discuss how Statoil got to where they are today in North America. Although Statoil is a world leading top 50 Fortune oil and gas company, its role in the U.S, has grown just over the last decade. He will describe his journey from starting their U.S. operations in Houston a decade ago to building a large deep water portfolio in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as large scale operations onshore in the Marcellus, Eagle Ford and Bakken shale plays. He will also talk about the important role of cultivating deep relationships within Statoil and with its partners, as well as developing key capabilities through strategic acquisitions, like Brigham Exploration. Mr. Maloney will discuss current and emerging challenges to their business around pricing, transportation, regulation and geopolitical issues, and he will end by touching upon Statoil’s high value growth opportunities and increased efficiency. Dr. Mittal will discuss the important role of an organization's strategic decision making process in its success.

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 Vikas Mittal
Dr. Vikas Mittal is the J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing at the Jones Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining Jones, he was the Thomas Marshall Professor of Marketing at the Katz Graduate School of Management. Dr. Mittal holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Management from Temple University. Before joining Katz, he was on the faculty at Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University.

In addition to publications in leading marketing journals, Dr. Mittal has published extensively on decision making in journals such as Organization Studies, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Psychiatry, Organization Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. He currently serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals.

In 2014 his article was included in the top-50 articles for highest impact on marketing academics and practice. In 2013 his paper was one of the top three papers in the special issue on consumer identities for the International Journal of Research in Marketing. In 2006, Professor Mittal was awarded the William F. O’Dell Award for making the most significant, long-term contribution to the theory, methodology, and practice of marketing. In 2009 he was ranked as the 5th most prolific author published in the top marketing journals. He also received the 2001 FedEx Excellence in Service Research award, as well as numerous other awards.

His courses are highly sought after in the MBA as well as the executive education program. He won the excellence in teaching award at the Katz Graduate School three years running, and was voted the best professor by the executives in the 2003- IEMBA program in Brazil. At the Jones School he won the teaching excellence award in 2013 for his teaching in the professional MBA program.

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