Jonathan Lewis, SPE, was appointed CEO of Amec Foster Wheeler. He previously was senior vice president of the Completions and Production Division at Halliburton. His previous roles in the company included senior vice president of Europe/Sub-Saharan Africa region and the Drilling and Evaluation Division. Lewis joined Halliburton after 9 years in academia, where he was a NERC research fellow at the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College London, and Conoco lecturer in petroleum geology at Heriot-Watt University. He was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 1996–97. Lewis holds a PhD in reservoir characterization from the University of Reading.