Apache Announces Executive Changes
HOUSTON, Feb. 14, 2014
HOUSTON, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA)
announced today several changes to its executive organization:
oRoger Plank, president and chief corporate officer, has elected to retire
oAlfonso Leon, senior vice president and chief of staff, has been appointed
executive vice president and chief financial officer, reporting to G.
Steven Farris, chairman, chief executive officer and president. Leon will
lead Apache's financial, commercial, stakeholder relations, planning and
oTom Chambers will assume the new position of senior vice president,
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"In nearly 33 years at Apache, Roger has been intimately involved in Apache's
direction and profitable growth, and I have valued his insight and perspective
on our business, culture and strategy," Farris said.
Plank began his career in Apache's Minneapolis office in 1981 as an investment
representative and advanced to president of Apache Programs Inc. He became a
vice president of Apache in 1987 and provided leadership of the
communications, investor relations, government affairs and planning functions.
He became chief financial officer in 1997 and president of the company in
Plank serves on the board of the Alley Theatre in Houston and is a past
president of Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association
(TIPRO), a large trade association. He is the lead director of Parker Drilling
Co. in Houston, and chairs its compensation committee. He is co-chair of the
Alley Theatre's capital campaign.
Leon has been senior vice president and chief of staff since 2012. He joined
Apache in 2009 and has led the evolution of the company's planning, strategy
and investor relations functions.
"Alfonso has been instrumental in shaping and executing the repositioning of
Apache's portfolio for its next stage of value growth," Farris said.
Prior to joining Apache, he was a director and head of energy investment
banking at Perella Weinberg Partners in London. He also served in various
corporate strategy, planning and business development roles at Royal Dutch
Shell in London and The Hague. Leon started his career in investment banking
with Salomon Smith Barney in New York and Merrill Lynch in London. He holds a
bachelor's degree in Economics from Harvard and an MBA from Harvard Business
Chambers joined Apache Corporation in 1995 as director of Corporate Planning
before being appointed vice president of Corporate Planning in 2001. He was
appointed vice-president of Planning and Investor Relations in 2009 before
assuming the role of chief financial officer in 2010 during an unprecedented
period of Apache's growth.
Prior to joining the company, Chambers was in the international business
development group at Pennzoil Exploration and Production, having held a
variety of management positions with BP plc from 1981 to 1992. He has
extensive experience across the oil patch, from Alaska, the lower 48 and the
Middle East. He holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the
University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers
and serves on the advisory board of Houston Foundation for Life.
Apache Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company with
operations in the United States, Canada, Egypt, the United Kingdom, Australia
and Argentina. Apache posts announcements, operational updates, investor
information and copies of all press releases on its website,
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