Michael A. (Mike) Wichterich - Chairman of the Board and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Michael A. Wichterich has served as the Chair of Chesapeake's Board of Directors since February 2021 and as the Company's Interim Chief Executive Officer since April 2021. Mr. Wichterich is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Three Rivers Operating Company LLC, a private exploration and production company with a focus in the Permian Basin. Prior to founding Three Rivers Operating, Mr. Wichterich served as the Chief Financial Officer of Texas American Resources, New Braunfels Utilities, and Mariner Energy (NYSE: ME). Additionally, Mr. Wichterich began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in its energy auditing practices. Mr. Wichterich also serves as a board member of Grizzly Energy, Bruin E&P Operating, and Extraction Oil and Gas (NASDAQ: XOG). He earned a B.B.A. from the University of Texas.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation is an American energy company engaged in hydrocarbon exploration. It is headquartered in Oklahoma City. The company is named after the founder's love for the Chesapeake Bay region.
The company is ranked 373rd on the Fortune 500. According to a 2017 study, it was the 90th most polluting company in the world, being responsible for 0.1% of global industrial greenhouse gas emissions from 1988 to 2015.