CHARLES J. PITMAN, 73, joined the company’s board of directors in May 2000. Pitman served as lead director from February 2013 until May 2015 and is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Management Development and Compensation Committee.
Pitman retired from BP Amoco plc in late 1999. During his 24-year career at Amoco and BP Amoco, Pitman served in a variety of leadership positions in the United States and multiple international locations, principally in the Middle East. Notably, Pitman served as president of Amoco Egypt Oil Company from 1992 to 1996, president of Amoco Eurasia Petroleum Company from 1997 to 1998, and regional president BP Amoco plc - Middle East/Caspian/Egypt/India from December 1998 until his retirement in 1999.
Prior to joining Amoco, Pitman served in the United States Department of State as a Foreign Service officer and attorney-adviser.
Since his retirement from BP Amoco, Pitman served as a non-executive director and chairman of Urals Energy Public Company Limited, an oil exploration and production company operating in Russia, from 2005 until 2009; chairman of the board of First Calgary Petroleums Ltd., an oil and gas exploration company engaged in exploration and development activities in Algeria in 2008; and sole member of Shaker Mountain Energy Associates LLC from 1999 to 2007.
Having served in executive and director capacities at Amoco and BP Amoco in numerous international locations, particularly Egypt, Pitman has valuable experience in and knowledge of the oil and gas industry in the Middle East, Russia and North Africa.
Pitman’s vast experience in international oil and gas and the knowledge and relationships he developed while serving in the U.S. State Department provide valuable insight for the benefit of Apache’s operations, both domestic and abroad.