Anadarko announces leadership changes


HOUSTON -- Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has announced Bob Gwin, formerly executive V.P., finance and CFO, has been named president. In his new role, Gwin will be responsible for leading Anadarko's worldwide operations, project management, exploration, midstream and marketing, as well as the company's expanding next-generation technology development and systems solutions.

"Bob has proven to be an exceptional leader since joining Anadarko in 2006, and in his new role will focus on strengthening our business results and furthering the company's advancement of technology and systems," said Al Walker, Anadarko chairman and CEO. "With his appointment to president, Bob will oversee a new leadership structure aimed at building upon the successes of our upstream and project-management business groups through better integration with our midstream and marketing organization. He will also be in a position to advance our technology endeavors, giving Anadarko the management capability to deliver current and next-generation advancements into our business verticals with better systems solutions."  

Benjamin M. Fink, formerly senior V.P., and president and CEO of the general partners of Western Gas Partners, LP and Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (collectively the "partnerships"), will succeed Gwin in the role of executive V.P., finance & CFO. With his new responsibilities, Fink will oversee the following: accounting, financial reporting and tax; treasury, corporate finance and risk management; investor relations and corporate communications; corporate development; corporate planning; and corporate audit. Fink will report to Al Walker and will join Danny Brown, executive V.P., U.S. onshore operations; Bob Gwin, president; Mitch Ingram, executive V.P., international, deepwater & exploration; Amanda McMillian, executive V.P. and general counsel; and Bobby Reeves, executive V.P., on Anadarko's executive committee. In addition, Fink will serve as chairman of the partnerships' boards of directors.

Robin H. Fielder, formerly V.P., investor relations, has been promoted to senior V.P., midstream and will succeed Fink as the president and CEO of the partnerships.

Michael C. Pearl, formerly V.P., finance and treasurer, has also been promoted and will succeed Fielder as senior V.P., finance and investor relations.


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