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Occidental ‘Lifer’ Vicki Hollub to Be First Female Oil Chief

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Occidental Petroleum Corp. named 33-year company veteran Vicki Hollub to become the first female chief executive officer of a major U.S. oil company.

Hollub, 55, will assume control of Occidental’s oil and natural gas business worldwide as an interim step to succeeding current CEO Stephen Chazen “after a thorough transition period,” the Houston-based company said in a statement Tuesday. Occidental said in March that Chazen, 68, would step down at the 2016 annual meeting.