Mr. Atkins, 66, retired as the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wells Fargo & Company, where he was responsible for Wells Fargo's financial management functions, investment portfolios, investor relations, capital management and corporate properties functions from 2001 to 2011. A 37-year veteran of the financial services industry, Mr. Atkins previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of New York Life Insurance Company, Chief Financial Officer of Midlantic Corporation and Corporate Treasurer of Chase Manhattan Bank. Mr. Atkins previously served on the Board of Directors of Ingram Micro Inc., where he served as Chairman of the Human Resources Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee.
Qualifications: With his experience as Chief Financial Officer of Wells Fargo, one of the largest banking institutions in the United States, Mr. Atkins brings to the Board a deep understanding of financial oversight and accountability. In his nearly four decades in the financial services industry, Mr. Atkins has had responsibilities in the areas of financial reporting, tax management, asset-liability management, treasury, corporate development, investor relations and mergers and acquisitions. This experience provides the Board insight into financial management and analysis. Mr. Atkins' financial acumen, combined with his senior management expertise provides the Board valuable perspective in helping to guide the fiscal management policies that further Occidental's strategic business goals.
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