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Calendar16 May 2023

Houston-based sustainability experts join the global oil and gas sustainability association’s Executive Committee.

Ipieca, the global oil and gas industry association for advancing environmental and social performance across the energy transition, has appointed Oxy’s Krish Ravishankar and Hess Corporation’s Tony Webster as its newest Vice Chairs.

Both Krish and Tony have been active Ipieca members for over twenty years. In addition to his appointment as Vice Chair, Ravi will continue to represent Oxy in several Ipieca working groups, including Climate, Environment, Reporting, Social Responsibility and Water. Tony will also continue to represent Hess in Ipieca’s Climate and Reporting working groups.

Krish brings 39 years’ experience in the energy industry to Ipieca. He joined Oxy in 2004, and currently holds the position of Senior Director of Environment and Sustainability, supporting international environmental affairs, environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters and international business development within the health, safety and environmental function. His role supports Oxy’s assets within the United States, the Middle East and North Africa. Krish has previously worked for the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.

Commenting on his appointment as Ipieca Vice Chair, Krish Ravishankar said, ‘I am delighted to take on the role of Ipieca Vice Chair and continue to work with Ipieca to support the industry to tackle some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges. Through the development and sharing of good practices and tools, Ipieca enables the oil, gas and alternative energy industry to scale up action across the areas of climate, nature, people and sustainability.’

Tony is also an industry veteran, having spent over 22 years with Hess. Tony manages the Sustainability and Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Reporting Team for Hess, and is responsible for coordinating sustainability strategy, external sustainability reporting, ESG surveys and internal EHS reporting systems. He also has responsibilities for sustainability issues across Hess’s global operations. Prior to joining Hess in 2001, Tony worked as a Climate and Air Quality Researcher for the UN Environment Programme and the World Health Organization.

Newly appointed Ipieca Vice Chair Tony Webster said, 'It is a privilege to work with 78 Ipieca member companies, more than 1,000 subject matter experts from these organizations, as well as stakeholders from a range of UN, civil society and academic organizations on crucial issues such as climate action, protecting and enhancing nature, human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals. Ipieca’s convening power and holistic approach are key to supporting the industry’s contribution to a just transition.’

Krish and Tony join Ipieca Chair Morten Mikkelsen (Equinor) and fellow Vice Chairs Paul Krishna (ExxonMobil) and Karen Westley (Shell) as well as a team of senior sustainability leaders from across Ipieca’s global membership on the Ipieca Executive Committee. The committee oversees the development and implementation of Ipieca's strategy to provide leadership for the global oil, gas and alternative energy industry on advancing climate action, environmental responsibility, social performance and integrating sustainability.

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