Arlene Chow appointed interim CEO at Heritage Petroleum
The Heritage Board of Directors welcomes Ms. Arlene Chow to the position of interim CEO Heritage Petroleum Company Limited pending the recruitment of a permanent CEO to replace Mike Wylie.
Ms. Chow will assume responsibilities today, September 2.
Ms. Chow began her career almost forty (40) years ago (in 1982) as an Operations Geologist at Trintoc and worked her way up the ranks, becoming a Development Geologist, then a Technical Specialist (Mapping), and lastly a Technical Specialist (Well Information Systems).
She joined AMOCO in 1998 as a Database Administrator and was soon promoted to Head of Exploration and Production Information Systems. In 2001, she was appointed Subsurface Team lead for BP’s Teak, Samaan and Poui fields and was promoted to Asset/Delivery Manager of the fields in 2003. In 2005, she assumed the position of Vice President Corporate Operations for BP in Trinidad and Tobago.
Since then she has held several leadership roles in oil and gas operations both locally and internationally, the most recent being Chief Operating Officer at Atlantic LNG – a position to which she had been seconded from BP in January 2013 and held until her retirement in December 2018.
She was Chief of Staff in the Executive Office of the Production Division at BP’s Head Office in London, where she supported the Executive Vice President in overseeing global standards, policies and processes; safety and operational risk; and performance management of the Group’s production function.
She has previously held positions at BP Alaska - North Slope Infrastructure Manager, Project Manager-Reorganization, and Area Operations Manager. As bpTT’s VP Corporate Operations, she had overall responsibility for Health Safety Security and Environment (HSSE), Facility Management, Information Technology and Performance Management.
Chow holds a BSc. in Geology and Chemistry from the University of the West Indies and a MSc. Engineering from the University of Florida. She served as a member of the Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago and a member of the Steering Committee for BP Women (BPWIN).
She currently conducts operational, leadership and safety coaching and is the proud grandmother of twin grandsons.
On behalf of the Board, leadership and staff, we welcome Ms. Arlene Chow to Heritage Petroleum.