Houston-based Halliburton recently announced the appointment of Christopher Weber as Executive Vice President and CFO effective June 22, 2017. Weber joins Halliburton from Parker Drilling Company, where he served as Senior Vice President and CFO for the past four years.
Weber has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry, holding key roles in finance, strategic planning, corporate development and operations. Weber previously served as the Vice President and Treasurer of Ensco PLC, one of the world’s largest offshore drilling companies. Prior to Ensco, Weber spent five years at Pride International in various management positions with increasing responsibility. He previously worked with The Boston Consulting Group advising oil and gas and electric utility companies on strategic, financial and operational issues, in both Houston and London.
Weber holds an MBA in finance and strategic management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Economics and English Literature from Vanderbilt University, where he graduated magna cum laude.
“We are excited to have Chris join Halliburton,” said Jeff Miller, president and CEO of Halliburton. “He complements our strong returns-focused culture, and we believe his impressive reputation for execution and achieving results makes him the right choice to lead our financial strategy. His skill set fits well with the strength of our existing Finance organization and his broad range of capabilities will complement our experienced management team as we continue to deliver industry leading returns to our shareholders.”
Halliburton maintains its Mid-Continent office in downtown Oklahoma City. The region covers activities for Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The company – founded in Duncan, Oklahoma in 1919 – employs nearly 50,000 worldwide employees in 70 countries.
Robb L. Voyles, Halliburton’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, was named interim CFO following the departure of Mark McCollum, who left his post as Halliburton’s CFO to become the new CEO at Weatherford International.