Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
|Martin Craighead is chairman and chief executive officer of Baker Hughes Incorporated. Craighead joined Baker Hughes in 1986 and during his career with the company he has had various technical and operational leadership responsibilities throughout the Americas and the Asia Pacific region, including three years as group president of the Drilling and Evaluation business unit.
Craighead holds the International Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He is the recipient of the 2010 C. Drew Stahl Distinguished Achievement Award at Pennsylvania State.
Vice President and Chief Integration Officer
Belgacem Chariag is Vice President and Chief Integration Officer for Baker Hughes Incorporated. In this role, he leads the company’s integration efforts during its proposed acquisition by Halliburton.
Prior to his current responsibilities, Chariag was President, Global Products and Services for Baker Hughes. He served as President and Vice President of the company’s Eastern Hemisphere operations from 2009 until 2013.
Before joining Baker Hughes, Chariag was Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment, and Security for Schlumberger. He was also President of the Well Services business line, and Marketing Vice President for Europe, Caspian, and Africa. Chariag held a variety of leadership and management positions for the company, including Managing Director in Egypt, East Africa, and the East Mediterranean geomarket, as well as a variety of management, field operations, and technical support positions in Angola, Tunisia, the UAE, and Qatar.
Chariag earned a Master of Business Administration degree in global energy from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas.
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Governance Officer
|Alan Crain is Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Governance Officer of Baker Hughes Incorporated. He joined Baker Hughes as Vice President and General Counsel in 2000 and was named Senior Vice President in 2007. Crain has broad experience as a corporate legal executive. He served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for
Crown Cork & Seal Company, and as Vice President and General Counsel for Union Texas Petroleum. Crain also has held legal positions at Pennzoil and El Paso Energy. |
Crain earned a Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from Syracuse University, in addition to a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree both in management engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
|Archana (Archie) Deskus is Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Baker Hughes Incorporated. She previously served as Vice President and CIO for Ingersoll-Rand and has more than two decades of experience in the aerospace, industrials, and consumer products industries. She worked at United Technologies for 19 years with positions of increasing responsibility, including Executive Director, Infrastructure and E-Business at Pratt & Whitney, and Vice President and CIO at Carrier North America. She also worked as Senior Vice President and CIO for Timex Corporation. |
Deskus earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/management information systems from Boston University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Andy Esparza is Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Baker Hughes Incorporated. He has more than 30 years of HR management experience, specializing in helping organizations improve their HR strategies. Esparza previously served as an executive HR consultant, providing services to chief executive officers and senior executives. He worked at Dell Inc., from 1997 to 2010 where he served in various leadership roles including Chief HR Officer, Vice President of Human Resources for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions, and Vice President of Staffing. In addition to his human resources experience, Esparza is a member of the boards of directors for the Campanile Foundation at San Diego State University and the Andy Roddick Foundation.
Esparza earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from San Diego State University.
Vice President, Health, Safety, and Environment
|Jack Hinton is Vice President, Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) for Baker Hughes Incorporated. With 38 years of experience, he is widely known across the industry for strategic insights that are efficient, effective, and yield step-changes in HSE management. Before Hinton joined Baker Hughes in 2005, he was a dean and professor at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research for two years. He previously spent 26 years at Texaco serving in leadership roles that included Director of Environment, Health, and Safety; and Vice President of International Petroleum. Hinton presently sits on the Management Committee of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, is a member of the Kazakh-British Technical University Business School Advisory Board, and serves as Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. He holds a Doctorate degree in occupational health and a Master of Science degree in environmental science, both from the University of Texas. Hinton also received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from Trevecca Nazarene University.|
President, Latin America
Julio Lera is President, Latin America of Baker Hughes Incorporated. Before this appointment, he was Managing Director and Vice President of Latin America for the company. Lera joined Baker Hughes in 1983 and held responsibilities as Vice President of the Centrilift product line in Latin America from 2007 to 2009 and Managing Director and Vice President of the Southern Cone Geomarket from 2009 to 2013. He has more than 30 years of experience in strategy, operation, manufacturing, marketing, and sales. Lera earned a degree in civil engineering from Catholic University of Buenos Aires and a degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Buenos Aires.
Vice President, Chief Technology and Marketing Officer
|Derek Mathieson is Vice President, Chief Technology and Marketing Officer of Baker Hughes Incorporated. Before this appointment, he was Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Mathieson’s previous positions at Baker Hughes include President, Western Hemisphere; President, Products and Technology; and Chief Technology and Marketing Officer. He joined Baker Hughes in 2008 from WellDynamics Incorporated, where he served as Chief Executive Officer. His oil and gas career also includes roles at Shell Exploration & Production and Wood Group in the United Kingdom. |
Mathieson earned a Ph.D. in micro electro-mechanical systems and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was awarded an honorary doctorate in engineering from that institution. He is a chartered engineer with the United Kingdom Engineering Council, a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
President, Middle East and Asia Pacific
|Khaled Nouh is President, Middle East and Asia Pacific for Baker Hughes Incorporated. Before this appointment, he served as the company’s President, Middle East, from 2009 to 2013. Nouh began his career with Saudi Aramco in 1990 and joined Schlumberger in 1994 as a field engineer. After several operational positions in various Middle East countries, Nouh held Global Marketing, Human Resources and line management positions. He was then given responsibility for Schlumberger's geomarkets in Libya and Saudi Arabia before being appointed Vice President, Integrated Project Management, for the Middle East and East Mediterranean region. |
A native of Saudi Arabia, Nouh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from King Saud University in Riyadh.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
|Kimberly Ross is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Baker Hughes Incorporated. She joined Baker Hughes in 2014 from Avon Products Incorporated, where she served as Executive Vice President and CFO. Prior to her association with Avon, Ross served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Royal Ahold N.V. from 2007 to 2011 and held various other finance positions at Royal Ahold from 2001 to 2007. |
Ross earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from the University of South Florida and became a certified public accountant after graduation. She serves on the board of directors and the audit committee of Chubb Limited (formerly ACE Limited).
President, Europe, Africa, and Russia Caspian
|Arthur (Art) Soucy is President, Europe, Africa, and Russia Caspian for Baker Hughes Incorporated. Prior to his current role, Soucy served as President, Global Products and Services for the company. He also served as Vice President, Supply Chain, where he was responsible for sales and operations planning, manufacturing, purchasing, transportation and logistics, and quality. Before joining Baker Hughes, he was Vice President, Global Supply Chain, for Pratt & Whitney, and held a variety of management roles with that firm prior to his Vice President assignment. He also spent 10 years at Hamilton Standard, serving in various manufacturing, engineering, and product development management roles.|
Soucy earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in international business from Lesley University in Massachusetts.
President, Global Products and Services
Richard Ward is President, Global Products and Services for Baker Hughes Incorporated. He previously served as President, Completions and Production for the company. His executive roles also include President of the company’s Asia Pacific region and Vice President, Middle East Asia Pacific region for Baker Oil Tools. Ward has a strong background in business management, operations, business development, sales and marketing, integrated operations, and large account management. He also has a background in drilling engineering and geological interpretation. Ward has broad international experience, having lived and worked in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and the United States.
He earned a Bachelor of Science (honors) degree in Geology from London University.
President, North America
|Richard Williams is President, North America for Baker Hughes Incorporated. He previously served as President of the U.S. Land and Gulf of Mexico regions. Since joining Baker Hughes in 1975, he has held positions of increasing responsibility, including executive roles in operations for the Completions and Drilling Fluids product lines, and has provided a broad base of global experience across the hydrocarbon asset life cycle. |
Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and an Associate of Science degree in petroleum technology from Lincoln College. He is on the boards of directors of the Center for Offshore Safety and the National Ocean Industries Association and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Independent Petroleum Association of America, and Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association.