C. Kent Potter
C. Kent Potter has served as a director since September 2018. Mr. Potter is currently a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of Polyus Gold PJSC, Russia’s largest gold mining company, where he has served since April 2016. He has served on the boards of directors of various chemical and mining companies including EuroChem Group AG, a global agrochemical producer from 2014 to December 2016, where he was audit committee chair, and SUEK PLC, Russia’s largest coal producer and exporter from 2013 to April 2016, where he was an audit committee member. He previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lyondell Basell Industries (NYSE: LYB) from 2009 to 2011, where he was responsible for all financial and information technology activities. His extensive career in the energy industry began with nearly 30 years at Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), during which time Mr. Potter held various senior management positions and worked in planning, finance, and controllership management roles for Chevron throughout the United States and overseas, and was responsible for all financial functions of Chevron’s international exploration and production operations. Mr. Potter received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration (with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance) from its School of Business.
The Board believes that Mr. Potter’s extensive experience in the energy industry, together with his prior public and private board and accounting experience, brings important and valuable skills to the Board and us.