OXY board elects Batchelder as chairman

Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s (NYSE: OXY) board of directors has elected Eugene L. Batchelder as non-executive chairman, succeeding Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, who has retired from the board.

Batchelder joined the board as an independent director in 2013, and has been serving as a member of the Audit; Environment, Health and Safety; and Management Succession and Talent Development committees. He has more than 40 years of experience in the energy industry, including two decades in senior management, most recently at ConocoPhillips, where he served until his retirement in 2012.


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