Vicki Hollub

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  • Title
    President and CEO
  • Affiliation
    Occidental Petroleum
  • Country

Hollub returns to the MPW list triumphant after fending off activist investor Carl Icahn, who was highly critical of Oxy’s $38 billion 2019 acquisition of petroleum producer Anadarko. In 2020, the U.S. oil company also faced plunging prices and reported a staggering loss of nearly $15 billion. Now the Anadarko deal and rising oil prices are paying off: Oxy swung to a $2.3 billion profit last year, and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway owns a 20% stake.