Board of Directors

Stephen D. Chesebro'


Mr. Chesebro' has served as the Chairman of the Board of Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. since 2001. From December 1998 until he retired in 1999, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of PennzEnergy, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company that was formerly a business unit of Pennzoil Company. From February 1997 to December 1997, Mr. Chesebro' served as Group Vice President – Oil and Gas and from December 1997 until December 1998 he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Pennzoil Company, an integrated oil and gas company. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Chesebro' was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tenneco Energy, a $4 billion global energy company. Tenneco Energy was part of Tenneco, Inc., a worldwide corporation that owned diversified holdings in six major industries. Mr. Chesebro' is an advisory director to Preng & Associates, an executive search consulting firm. In 1964, Mr. Chesebro' graduated from the Colorado School of Mines. He was awarded the school's Distinguished Achievement Medal in 1991 and received his honorary doctorate from the institution in 1998. He currently serves on the school's visiting committee for petroleum engineering, and is a member of the Colorado School of Mines Foundation Board of Governors. In 1994, Mr. Chesebro' was the first American awarded the H.E. Jones London Medal by the Institution of Gas Engineers, a British professional association. Since December 2005, he has served as the President of the Chesebro' Foundation, Inc., a private charitable foundation incorporated in Delaware.