Anadarko Petroleum Corp. reported that its board promoted Al Walker to the position of chief executive officer. Walker currently serves as the Houston independent’s president and chief operating officer. He will retain his standing as president.
Jim Hackett, who was named Anadarko's chief executive officer in December 2003, will continue serving the company in the newly created position of executive chairman. The leadership changes will be effective May 15.
Walker has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry and has been a member of Anadarko’s executive management team since joining the firm in 2005.