John B. Hess
Chief Executive Officer
John B. Hess is Chief Executive Officer of Hess Corporation, a leading independent energy exploration and production company.
Mr. Hess led the Fortune 500 company through a strategic transformation from an integrated oil company into a pure play E&P company. Hess’ global portfolio is focused in five strategic areas: onshore North America with the Bakken Shale in North Dakota, where Hess is one of the largest oil and gas producers, and the Utica Shale in Ohio; the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico; Valhall Field in Norway and South Arne Field in Denmark; offshore West Africa with Equatorial Guinea and Ghana; and offshore Malaysia in the Gulf of Thailand. The company is involved in offshore exploration activities including in Guyana, where Hess participated in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past 10 years.
Mr. Hess recently served on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Quadrennial Review Task Force. He is a member of the Board of Directors of KKR & Company and the Board of Trustees at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is also a member of The Business Council, the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the Executive Committee of the American Petroleum Institute. In addition, Mr. Hess serves on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and on the Board of Trustees at the New York Public Library and Mount Sinai Hospital.
Mr. Hess holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. A member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors at Harvard Business School, he is also Chairman of the Harvard Business School Campaign.