Halliburton promoted Mark Richard, currently senior vice president of the Northern Region, to succeed Jim Brown as president of the Western Hemisphere effective 1 February. He began his career with Halliburton in 1984 in the Gulf of Mexico. Since then, he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility at the company, including vice president of the Gulf of Mexico Region, senior vice president of the Asia Pacific Region, and senior vice president of the Europe/Sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA) and Eurasia Regions, and senior vice president of Global Business Development and Marketing. Richard holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University (LSU), and is a member of the LSU Engineering Advisory Board.
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