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Preng & Associates Completes A Search For The Chief Legal Officer Of Occidental Petroleum Corporation

By October 17, 2022No Comments

Occidental Petroleum Corporation NYSE:OXY (“Oxy”) has announced that Sylvia Kerrigan is joining the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. Preng & Associates assisted in this search.

Sylvia Kerrigan

Ms. Kerrigan has over a decade of boardroom experience as a director and executive for the industrial, transportation and energy sectors. In addition to her executive roles at various capital-intensive enterprises, Ms. Kerrigan’s board experience includes environmental, social and governance (ESG), regulatory, risk management, cybersecurity and information privacy matters.

Ms. Kerrigan’s prior experience includes her role as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Marathon Oil Corporation. While at Marathon, she sat on the Executive Committee and was responsible for state, federal and international public policy matters, legal and compliance functions, and external communications. She was central to the company’s corporate positioning, including a spin-off of the refining, transportation and retail assets in 2011, and a subsequent recasting of corporate culture and capital allocation.

Ms. Kerrigan’s prior experience also includes her role as Executive Director at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Energy Center for Business, Law and Policy at the University of Texas, and an appointment to the United Nations Security Council’s Commission d’Indemnisation in Geneva, Switzerland, where she led an interdisciplinary team responsible for evaluating material losses sustained by international companies operating in the Middle East.

Ms. Kerrigan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Diversified Energy Company (LSE: DEC) and Hornbeck Marine Offshore Services, a privately held company based in Covington, Louisiana. She continues to serve on the Executive Council of the KBH Center and as Vice-Chair of the Southwestern University Board of Trustees.

Oxy produces energy and essential products to sustain and improve life on our planet. Their experienced teams, located in the United States, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, are committed to safe and efficient operations and products, and to reducing our carbon footprint and helping others do the same.

Oxy operates world-class energy and chemical assets around the globe, including in the United States, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Over their 100-year history, they have built a vast infrastructure of integrated operations around the world that deliver reliable energy and essential products. For information about Oxy, please visit:

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