ConocoPhillips announces executive leadership changes


HOUSTON -- ConocoPhillips has announced the retirement of Al Hirshberg as executive V.P., Production, Drilling and Projects after more than 35 years of industry service, including eight years with ConocoPhillips. In conjunction with Hirshberg’s retirement, the company also announced the realignment of executive leadership responsibilities, as follows:

Matt Fox, currently executive V.P., Strategy, Exploration and Technology, will be named executive V.P. and chief operating officer. Matt will have responsibility for worldwide exploration and production operations, corporate planning and technology. Fox has over 30 years of industry experience in a broad range of technical and leadership roles, including leading ConocoPhillips’ exploration and production operations from 2012-2016.

Don Wallette, Jr., currently executive V.P., Finance, Commercial and CFO, will be named executive V.P. and CFO. Don will have responsibility for the finance, commercial, acquisitions and divestitures, and information technology functions. Wallette has over 30 years of experience and has served in several technical and leadership roles in ConocoPhillips, including leading the company’s business development function from 2012-2016.

These appointments are effective on Jan. 1, 2019. Hirshberg will remain in his current position until that date to provide support during the transition of his responsibilities. Fox and Wallette will continue to report to Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance.

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