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Former BP Upstream Department Becomes APA President

APA Corporation, an oil and gas company, has elected Lamar McKay as its next chairman.

McKay’s election follows the announcement of his retirement decision by current chairman John E. Rowe. After the transition period, the changes will take effect on September 1.

McKay, 63, was appointed to the APA Board of Directors in February 2021 and served on the Corporate Responsibility, Governance, Nominating and Management Development and Compensation Committees.

Prior to joining the APA Board of Directors, he was Chief Executive Officer of BP PLC (BP) from October 2019 until his retirement in December 2020. He was previously Deputy Chief Executive Officer of BP since February 2016. Prior to that, since January 2013, McKay has been Chief Executive Officer of BP’s global upstream operations. He has also been Chairman and President of BP America, Inc. and Executive Vice President of BP since January 2009. He started his career at Amoco (now BP) in 1980.

“I’m pleased to announce that Lamar will be chairman of the APA Board of Directors after my retirement,” Rowe said. “Lamar is a respected leader in the industry and has over 40 years of international natural gas and oil experience. His appointment is a testament to the excellent cooperation with the board of directors and all senior executives. On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, we welcome Lamar as the next Chairman of the Board. “

Rowe, 63, has been a board member of APA since 2013 and is also a board member of Phillips 66 and TC Energy Corporation. Prior to joining the APA Board, he held a series of executive positions at ConocoPhillips. He is Executive Vice President of Commercials. Executive Vice President of Planning, Strategy, and General Affairs. He is a former director of Agrium Inc. (now Nutrien), Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC, DCP Midstream LLC, and DCP MidstreamGP, LLC, a general partner of DCP Midstream Partners LP.

“I would like to thank John for his many years of experience with APA as Chairman of the Board since 2015 and as Director since 2013,” said McKay. “John’s leadership is the most difficult year of 1968.” It helped guide some to the company. Years of history. We are very grateful for his vision, strategic guidance and commitment and hope his future efforts are best. ” I am saying.

https://www.oedigital.com/news/498098-ex-bp-upstream-head-to-become-apa-chairman Former BP Upstream Department Becomes APA President

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