Al Walker is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He joined Anadarko in 2005 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, later serving as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Anadarko, he worked in the oil and natural gas industry, investment and commercial banking and as an institutional investor.
Mr. Walker is a director of BOK Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: BOKF). Mr. Walker is a director of the Houston Branch of the Dallas Federal Reserve, on the Board of Trustees for the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a member of The Business Council, Business Roundtable, All-American Wildcatters, and the Boards of Directors of the American Petroleum Institute (Executive Committee), America's Natural Gas Alliance (Executive Committee) and the Greater Houston Partnership.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is an American oil and gas exploration company and one of the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production companies, with approximately 2.79 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) of proved reserves and annual sales volumes of 274 million BOE as of December 31, 2013. Anadarko employs a worldwide workforce of about 6,000. The company is headquartered in The Woodlands, SPD Montgomery County, Texas.
The company has been the subject of multiple environmental cases, including the largest environmental contamination settlement in American history in 2014.