Haliburton Exec Unveiled As New Amec CEO

Published at 09:27AM - 27/04/16

Amec Foster Wheeler have announced Dr Jonathan (Jon) Lewis, currently a Halliburton Senior Executive, as the company’s new CEO.

“I am delighted that Jon will soon be joining us as our new CEO.” said Amec Chairman John Connolly.

“He brings with him thirty years of experience in the oil and gas industry across many parts of the world, including twenty years as a senior executive at Halliburton where he built a reputation for safe and ethical operations, strategic market insight, strong leadership, commercial discipline and consistently delivered against commitments.”

Haliburton Exec Unveiled As New Amec CEO

Jon has been employed in a number of senior roles at Halliburton Company Inc since 1996.

He is currently based in Houston, Texas where he is a Senior Vice President and member of the Halliburton Executive Committee, with responsibility, since 2014 for leading its largest division, Completion & Production.

Prior roles included leadership of the Europe/Sub-Saharan Africa Region (the largest operating region outside North America) and the Drilling and Evaluation Division.

Jon Lewis Amec CEO

He joined Halliburton following nine years in academia, where he was NERC research fellow at the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College in London and Conoco Lecturer in Petroleum Geology at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. Jon received his PhD in reservoir characterisation from the University of Reading in 1987. 

Jon is 54 years old, has dual UK/US citizenship and will be based in London. His salary will be £775,000 per annum and he will be eligible for an annual bonus and participation in the long term incentive plan, and receive other benefits in accordance with the company’s remuneration policy for executive directors.  

Lewis will take over the role on the 1 June 2016, at the same time as interim CEO, Ian McHoul, steps down and returns as Amec CFO.