Alastair Donald

Adjunct Professor in Management – Operations Management

Alastair Donald is the former General Manager & CPO of Supply Chain, Americas, Corporate and Europe for ConocoPhillips. He was accountable for all spend (over $30 billion) for materials, capital projects, services and their associated commercial agreements around the world. He led more than 1100 people. Donald’s career started as a management development trainee at the British Steel Corporation which included a full university scholarship. After graduating he joined ConocoPhillips at their Humber Refinery, U.K. in 1980. Since then he has worked in a wide variety of leadership roles including refining, marketing, exploration, production, R&D, supply, transportation, trading, specialties, lubricants, LPG, economics, planning, strategy, business development, organization optimization, finance, human resources, executive administration and global operations. He has developed a unique, global and diverse skill set. His strong leadership skills have earned him the reputation for being a versatile successful leader and powerful change agent. Donald was born in the U.K. and is a U.S. citizen. He earned a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Loughborough University of Technology (U.K.) in 1980 and an MBA from Rice University in 2002, where he was named a Jones scholar and a Jones citizen. Donald is an active member of several not-for-profit boards including the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, and Sam Houston Boy Scouts of America Donald is married and has three children.

Teaching Interests: 

-Supply chain -Change management