Ray R. Irani
Dr. Ray R. Irani "has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Occidental Petroleum Corporation since 1990 and held the additional title of President from 2005 to 2007. He has been a Director of the company since 1984, and served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Occidental from 1984 to 1990. Dr. Irani joined the company in 1983 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Occidental Chemical Corporation. He served as Chairman of the Board of Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd. (now Nexen Inc.) from 1987 to 1999. Prior to working for Occidental, Dr. Irani was President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Olin Corporation. Dr. Irani is a director of the American Petroleum Institute and serves on the boards of directors of The TCW Group and Wynn Resorts. He is a Trustee of the University of Southern California and Chairman of USC’s Board Personnel Committee, and Vice Chairman of the Board of the American University of Beirut.
"Qualifications: Since becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Occidental Petroleum Corporation in 1990, Dr. Irani has built Occidental into the fourth-largest oil and gas company in the United States, based on equity market capitalization." 
Resources and articles
- Directors, Occidental Petroleum, accessed May 13, 2010.