Oscar K. Brown has served as a director of our general partner’s board of directors since August 2019 and currently serves as Chairman of the ESG committee of the board of directors. He was an executive at Occidental Petroleum Corporation from 2016 to 2020, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Business Development and Supply Chain. In this role he was responsible for the company’s global business development functions and supporting its growth by advising and executing on new business models, commercial strategies and acquisition and divestiture opportunities. Mr. Brown also oversaw global supply chain including vendor relationships, service and equipment delivery, inventory management and SAP integration.
Mr. Brown joined Occidental in 2016 from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he served as managing director and co-head of Americas Energy Investment Banking. Previously, he worked at Barclays Capital, Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse First Boston and PNC Bank. He has more than 25 years of energy and industrial banking experience in 25 countries, having advised on more than $200 billion of mergers and acquisitions, joint venture, IPO, convertible, commodities and debt transactions for industrial, exploration and production, integrated oil, chemical, midstream and oil field service companies. From 2017-2019, Mr. Brown served as Occidental’s designated representative on the board of directors of Plains All-American Pipeline’s governing entity, PAA GP Holdings LLC (NYSE: PAA and PAGP).
He currently serves on the board and executive committee of Houston’s Alley Theatre, and is a past director of Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas and The Children’s Fund, Inc. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing.