Williams director named CFO at Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes Names Nancy Buese as Chief Financial Officer


A member of the board of directors at Williams Companies was named this week to be Chief Financial Officer at Baker Hughes.

Nancy Buese will take over as CFO effective Nov. 2, 2022 according to the announcement by Baker Hughes. She has been on the board of directors at Williams Companies in Tulsa since 2018.

Buese brings more than 30 years of financial and leadership experience to the role, previously serving as EVP & CFO of global mining company Newmont Corporation from 2016 until earlier this year.

“Nancy is a proven CFO and business leader, delivering impressive results throughout her career in the energy and mining sectors. She brings diversified and valued experience leading finance teams for public companies, and I am excited to welcome her to Baker Hughes,” said Lorenzo Simonelli, chairman & CEO of Baker Hughes.

Prior to her role at Newmont, Buese spent more than a decade as EVP & CFO of MarkWest Energy Partners, a leader in gathering, processing, and transportation of hydrocarbons, as well as EVP & CFO of MPLX (a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum) following MPLX’s acquisition of MarkWest.

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Buese began her career in public accounting, starting as an accountant for Arthur Andersen and rising to be a partner at Ernst & Young until 2003. She also has extensive Board experience, serving on the Board and chairing the audit committee for UMB Financial Corporation from 2009-2017. She has served on the Board of Williams Companies since 2018.

With Buese’s appointment, Brian Worrell, CFO of Baker Hughes, will move to a strategic advisor role on November 2 and will depart the company in the second quarter of 2023.

Source: Baker Hughes press release