Ronnie Irani

President & Chief Executive Officer

Ronnie Irani is President & Chief Executive Officer of RKI Energy Resources, LLC, a privately held company headquartered in Oklahoma City. Prior to forming this company Ronnie was President & Chief Executive Officer of RKI Exploration & Production which he had founded in 2005 and built into a multi-billion dollar enterprise prior to its sale in 2015. Mr. Irani has over 37 years of experience in the oil & natural gas industry.

Prior to forming the RKI companies, Ronnie was Senior VP and General Manager with Dominion Resources, a fortune 200 company. Prior to Dominion, he served in senior executive positions for Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas Corp. and Woods Petroleum Corporation both NYSE companies headquartered in Oklahoma City.

Ronnie earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Bombay University, India in 1977. He also holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Oklahoma City University. Ronnie has also completed the Executive Management Program offered by the IPAA in conjunction with Harvard University.

Ronnie is recent past Chairman and current member of the Board of Visitors of the Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy at the University of Oklahoma. He is a founding Board member and past Chairman of the Oklahoma Energy Explorers. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. He is a past Chairman and current member of the MSPGE Advisory Board. He is the founding Board member and immediate past Chairman of the Committee for Sustaining Oklahoma’s Energy Resources (SOER), Board member and past Chairman of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB) and immediate past Chairman and lifetime Director of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA). Ronnie is past President and founding board member of the India – US Chamber of Commerce of Greater OKC. He is an Alumnus of Leadership Oklahoma, Class XXIII and Leadership Oklahoma City, Class XXIX.

Ronnie serves as an independent director on the Board of Enable Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE-ENBL). In the past Ronnie has served on several public and private Boards including Quest Resources, Seventy Seven Energy, Inc. (NYSE-SSE), the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, the Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium (IPEC), the US Department of Energy Industry oil Review Panel, the Oil & Gas Compact Commission, the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business Board of Visitors, Leadership Oklahoma, the Sarkeys Energy Center and Director and past Vice Chair of the Board of Visitors of the College of International Studies at University of Oklahoma.

Ronnie has received the University of Oklahoma Regent’s Alumni award, the Oklahoma City University Alumni award, OIPA’S Member of the Year award and the OERB Member of the Year award.