When it comes to glass ceilings, there is probably none tougher to crack than the oil and gas industry. For decades the corner office has been the preserve of alpha-male CEOs with a high tolerance for risk.
Today, the maxim still holds true. In Oilprice.com’s list of the 12 richest oil and gas tycoons, not one is a woman. Recently though, Vicki Hollub, a 33-year veteran with Occidental Petroleum, made American corporate history by becoming the first female CEO of a major U.S. oil company.
Hollub, 55, will assume assume control of Occidental’s global oil and gas business, replacing current chief executive Stephen Chazen who will step down at the 2016 AGM.