National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV) has appointed James T. Hackett to the company’s board of directors, effective April 5. Hackett is a partner at Riverstone Holdings LLC, an energy-focused private investment firm, based in New York.
Prior to joining Riverstone Holdings, in 2013, Hackett served as the chairman of the board from 2006 to 2013 and as CEO from 2003 to 2012 of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Before joining Anadarko, he served as president and COO of Devon Energy Corp., following its merger with Ocean Energy, where he had served as chairman, president, and CEO. Hackett has also held senior positions at Seagull, Duke Energy, and Pan Energy. He also held positions in engineering, finance and marketing with NGC Corp., Burlington Resources, and Amoco Oil Corp. Hackett received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.
With the appointment of Hackett, the company’s board of directors now comprises nine directors, eight of whom are external and independent.