HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) today announced its Board of Directors has appointed Jeff Miller, the Company’s president and CEO, as Chairman of the Board, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Consistent with the Company’s corporate governance guidelines, Executive Chairman Dave Lesar retired on Dec. 31, 2018.
"I appreciate the confidence that the Board has placed in me,” said Jeff Miller, chairman, president, and CEO of Halliburton. “Halliburton has a 100-year legacy of delivering industry leading returns and superior customer service, and I am honored to lead our Company as we continue that tradition."
Robert A. Malone will continue as lead independent director of the Halliburton Board of Directors. In this role, Malone will perform the duties outlined in the Company’s corporate governance guidelines. These include serving as a liaison between the independent directors and the chair; approving agendas for Board meetings; presiding over meetings and executive sessions of the independent directors; and leading the Board’s annual evaluation of the CEO. For more information on the role of the lead independent director, review the Halliburton Lead Independent Director Charter.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton celebrates its 100 years of service as one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With 60,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries, the company helps its customers maximize value throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir — from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the asset. Visit the company’s website at www.halliburton.com. Connect with Halliburton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.