CNBC Evolve Livestream: Innovating Energy

Evolve Livestream: Innovating Energy
How great companies embrace change, disrupt themselves and fight to stay competitive

On March 4, Brian Sullivan will lead two critical and timely discussions for our CNBC Evolve livestream series. Former Secretary of State and U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry joins us for a must-see conversation discussing the climate crisis, and his work both at home and abroad under the new administration. Plus, we speak to Occidental Petroleum President and CEO Vicki Hollub talking all-things energy, exploring how this legacy company is innovating for a more sustainable future.


John Kerry

Mr. Kerry is the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. Appointed by U.S. President Joe Biden in 2021, he is the first person to hold the position. He previously served as the 68th U.S. Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017 under President Barack Obama. Mr. Kerry was the Democratic nominee for President in 2004 and served as a Senator from Massachusetts from 1985 until 2013. He is a highly decorated statesman having been bestowed with the Legion of Honour in France and the Grand Cross from the Federal Republic of Germany.

V​icki Hollub

Vicki Hollub is President and Chief Executive Officer of Occidental. She has been a member of Occidental’s Board of Directors since 2015.

During her 35-year career with Occidental, Ms. Hollub has held a variety of management and technical positions with responsibilities on three continents, including roles in the United States, Russia, Venezuela and Ecuador. Most recently, she served as Occidental’s President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the company’s oil and gas, chemical and midstream operations.

Ms. Hollub previously was Senior Executive Vice President, Occidental, and President, Oxy Oil and Gas, where she was responsible for operations in the U.S., the Middle East region and Latin America. Prior to that, she held a variety of leadership positions, including Executive Vice President, Occidental, and President, Oxy Oil and Gas, Americas; Vice President, Occidental, and Executive Vice President, U.S. Operations, Oxy Oil and Gas; Executive Vice President, California Operations; and President and General Manager of the company’s Permian Basin operations. Ms. Hollub started her career at Cities Service, which was acquired by Occidental.

Ms. Hollub serves on the boards of the American Petroleum Institute and Lockheed Martin. She is the chair of the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and the U.S. chair for the U.S.-Colombia Business Council. Ms. Hollub is also a member of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative and the World Economic Forum, where she serves on the stewardship board for the Platform for Shaping the Future of Energy and Materials. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Ms. Hollub holds a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Engineering. She was inducted into the University of Alabama College of Engineering 2016 class of Distinguished Engineering Fellows.

Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan is anchor of CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange” (M-F, 5AM-6AM ET), which broadcasts from CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. He is also Senior National Correspondent for the network, covering some of the nation’s biggest stories.

Most recently, Sullivan was co-anchor of CNBC’s “Power Lunch”(M-F, 1PM-3PM ET).

In his 20 years of financial journalism and television experience, Sullivan has reported from five continents. He has been twice nominated for the prestigious Loeb Award; one for being recognized as among the first financial journalists to highlight the risks of the housing bubble in 2007, and the other for the 2013 CNBC documentary “America’s Gun: The Rise of the AR-15.”

Prior to CNBC, Sullivan served as an anchor at Fox Business News as well as a producer, reporter and anchor for Bloomberg Television.

Sullivan has a B.A. in political science from Virginia Tech, where he serves on the Alumni Board, as well as a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. In his free time, he is an avid race car driver with two SCCA divisional championships.


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