James T. Hackett is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, one of the world’s largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. He joined the company in December 2003 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Houston-based Anadarko is active in the United States, Algeria, Brazil, China, Qatar, and Trinidad and is executing strategic exploration programs in several other countries.
Before joining Anadarko, Mr. Hackett served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Devon Energy Corporation following its merger with Ocean Energy where he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, itself a product of a merger in 1999 with Seagull Energy Corporation where he was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. He joined Seagull from Duke Energy where he led its Energy Services Division as President. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of Pan Energy when the company merged with Duke Power to create Duke Energy. His energy experience includes positions in engineering, finance and marketing with NGC Corp., Burlington Resources and Amoco Oil Co.
Mr. Hackett is the former Chairman and on the Board of the Domestic Petroleum Council, an Executive Committee member of the American Petroleum Institute, and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is a director of Temple-Inland, Inc. and Fluor Corporation and serves as Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He is the former Chairman of Houston Grand Opera and member of the Board, and serves on the Boards of Baylor College of Medicine, The Business Roundtable and the National Humanities Center.
Mr. Hackett holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. He and his wife Maureen have four children.