Driving us forward
Our leadership is comprised of dedicated, honest, and inspiring individuals.
Together, they are responsible for leading Weatherford to new heights.
Mr. Mark McCollum is President and Chief Executive Officer for Weatherford International plc. Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology, and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 80 countries and has a network of approximately 700 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 26,500 people.
Prior to joining Weatherford, Mr. McCollum served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Halliburton. Mr. McCollum also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Halliburton from 2003 to 2007.
Prior to joining Halliburton, Mr. McCollum served in various senior executive positions for Tenneco from 1995 through 2003. Before joining Tenneco, Mr. McCollum spent 14 years with Arthur Andersen LLP and served as an Audit and Business Advisory Partner of the firm’s worldwide partnership from 1991 through 1994. He earned a BBA in 1980 from Baylor University.
Mr. McCollum serves on the Board of Directors for Westlake Chemical Corporation. He is a member of the Board of Regents of Baylor University, and he also serves on the Board of Trustees for Baylor College of Medicine and the Advisory Board of Every Village.
Christoph Bausch is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Weatherford. He assumed this position in December 2016.
Christoph's previous experience as a public company CFO, his financial expertise, depth of knowledge in the oil and gas industry, as well as leadership capabilities further strengthen Weatherford’s focus on financial discipline, cash flow generation, and improved cost efficiencies.
In May 2016, he joined Weatherford as the Controller-Product Lines. Prior to joining the Company, and since May of 2011, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Archer Limited, an oilfield services company publicly traded in Norway on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Before he joined Archer, Christoph served as a Global Finance Director of Transocean. Prior to that role, he had a 20-year international career with Schlumberger where he held a variety of senior financial positions in the United States, United Arab Emirates, France, Mexico, Venezuela, and Germany across a number of business segments covering operations, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain.
Early in his career, Christoph worked with a team to program and operate a manufacturing scheduling software. He also led successful contract negotiations of one of the first integrated projects which was a multibillion-dollar contract in Venezuela with PDVSA. He managed the implementation of several larger ERP systems during his career, purchased and sold many businesses, and led numerous business improvement projects.
Christoph holds an M.B.A. degree ("Diplom Kaufmann") from the University Of Mannheim, Germany. He is fluent in English, German, and Spanish and proficient in French. He and his wife have four children and reside in Geneva, Switzerland.
Karl Blanchard is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Weatherford. He assumed this position in August 2017. In his role at Weatherford, Karl oversees all region and product line operations, QHSE, sales, engineering, R&D, and supply chain.
Karl brings with him a career of significant achievement and valuable insight gained from more than 35 years in the oil and gas service industry. He served as Chief Operating Officer for Seventy Seven Energy where he was responsible for the drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and rental tool business units, as well as key support functions. As part of Seventy Seven’s leadership team, he successfully transitioned the company into a stand-alone publically traded company, executed cost management initiatives, and implemented a structured process focused on developing in-house leadership talent. These accomplishments resulted in Seventy Seven’s successful merger with Patterson-UTI, creating the second largest land driller and top five pressure pumping company in the United States.
Prior to Seventy Seven Energy, Karl spent more than 30 years at Halliburton where he was responsible for a significant portion of the company’s flagship product service lines, including production enhancement, cementing, and testing and subsea. He also served as Country Vice President of Halliburton Indonesia.
Karl has a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Texas A&M University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Steven “Steve” Carvalho is the Vice President of Tax. He is responsible for all areas of tax, including global tax planning and compliance.
Steve began his tenure at Weatherford at the beginning of 2013 as the Assistant Vice President of Tax Operations, and was promoted to Vice President of Tax in 2018. During his tenure at Weatherford, he built the Company’s tax operations group from the ground up and led its remediation efforts to address material weakness in tax.
From 2002 to 2012, Steve performed several roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers including Consultant, Manager, and finally, Tax Director. He started his career with Arthur Andersen LLP. While in consulting, Steve served a full spectrum of clients from large multinational corporations to startup technology and life science companies. He has over 20 years’ experience in multinational taxation for large public companies in the areas of tax planning, tax compliance, and tax accounting.
Steve graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Accounting, and from Suffolk University Law School with a Law degree. He is admitted to the Bar in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
He is married with three boys. In addition to spending time with his family, Steve enjoys running, hiking and other outdoor activities.
Kyle Chapman is the President for Production at Weatherford. Kyle is responsible for driving innovation and addressing customer needs surrounding Weatherford’s Artificial Lift, Drilling Fluids, Pressure Pumping, Production Software, and Testing product lines. As a member of the Sustainability Committee, Kyle propels conversations around our safety-enabled technologies, processes, and reduced environmental footprint.
He began his tenure with Weatherford in 1999 as a Design Engineer in the U.S. and then moved to the Latin American region in 2001. Since then, he has held various positions within the company, becoming well versed in our technological offerings and global footprint. He has served as President of Product Line Marketing, and President of the Completion, Production, and Well Construction business units. He has also served as Vice President of the Western Hemisphere, Vice President of Latin America, Country Manager and Central Area Manager for Mexico, Country Manager for Trinidad and Tobago, and Region Business Unit Manager for the main well construction product lines throughout Latin America. He has lived in Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Trinidad, and Mexico, and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
In early 2009, Kyle was directly involved in managing the ATG I, II, and IV projects in the Chicontepec field in Mexico, together, the largest integrated project that Weatherford had undertaken globally. The project included the ramp-up of personnel, infrastructure, and day-to-day operations. The project went from zero to 42 drilling rigs operating in a short period of time with associated headcount going from less than 50 people to over 4,000 in the same time period. This is just one of the many accomplishments Kyle has had over his career with Weatherford.
Kyle holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University.
In this role, Ellen leads the global human resources function across all geozones and global product lines in addition to all corporate functions. Ellen is a member of the Diverse and Inclusive Committee where she helps ensure a talent management culture that provides our employees with the opportunity to bring their true selves to work.
Ellen joined Weatherford in 2012 and has held various roles in Human Resources, including Vice President of Human Resources for the Western Hemisphere.
Ellen is a business-minded professional with more than 25 years of executive leadership experience. Before Weatherford, Ellen served as the Global Director of Compensation, Benefits, Talent Management and HR Systems at Ascend Performance Materials. She was also the Western Hemisphere Director of Compensation and Benefits at Baker Hughes. She started her career in various consulting roles at AonHewitt and TowersWatson, assisting clients with HR transformations, developing Total Rewards strategies, and implementing state-of-the-art HR technologies and communications solutions.
Ellen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. She is married with three teenagers.
Karen David-Green currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement and Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of marketing and communications, including brand management, public relations, external and employee communications, digital strategy, and stakeholder and community relations for the Company’s broad global infrastructure spanning more than 80 countries and 26,000 employees. Alongside her executive duties, she is a member of the Disclosure Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion, and Sustainability committees, which help to progress the Company’s commitment to a healthy culture and sustainability agenda.
Since joining the Company in 2010, Karen has been the strategic leader of the Company’s messaging strategy, including financial communications and media relations, crisis communications, digital/social communications, and thought leadership across all channels. She was instrumental in redefining and launching the Company’s mission statement and core values, and activated campaigns, such as ‘One Weatherford’, to shift the culture, improve morale and drive and shape employee engagement.
Prior to working at Weatherford, Karen held senior executive roles at notable Wall Street firms, including Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Calyon Securities (USA), RBC Dominion Securities, and Jefferies & Company. She focused on providing equity research of the oil service and equipment energy industry and interfaced with global institutional shareholders to provide investment recommendations. In addition, she managed a multi-billion dollar fixed income chemical portfolio and oversaw both investment-grade and high-yield investment allocation and analysis. Karen received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin where she majored in Finance.
Karen’s contributions extend beyond her business organizations to her community. She curently serves on the Board of Directors of Small Steps Nurturing Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual growth of economically at-risk children and their families. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the IPAA/PESA Education Advisory Board. She is a former board member of the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy and a former advisory board member of The Women’s Fund.
Dedication both at work and in the community has led Karen to receive numerous distinguished awards throughout her career. Recognition includes the 2019 Women Who Mean Business Honoree from the Houston Business Journal, Breakthrough Woman of the Year Award in 2019 from the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the Crystal Award for Best Product Launch Marketing Campaign in 2018 from the American Marketing Association and the Stevie International Business Award for Best Online Annual Report in 2015 and 2016 – which drew competition from worldwide organizations of different sizes in both public and private domains in more than 60 countries.
Stuart Fraser is the Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Weatherford.
In this role, Stuart oversees the accounting and financial reporting functions for the Company and has been responsible for supporting the recent capital market transactions to reduce the debt ratio and streamline the cost structure in one of the most challenging markets in recent history.
Stuart joined Weatherford in 2015 and has served in various senior financial roles including Vice President and Corporate Controller and Vice President of Finance and Purchasing, Sourcing and Logistics. Before his role at Weatherford, he served a 19-year career with Schlumberger Ltd., where he held senior financial positions in global and regional capacities in the US, France, Angola, Malaysia, and Indonesia across a number of business segments covering operations, internal audit, taxation, supply chain, and transformation.
Stuart is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the Edith Cowan University in Australia.
Christina M. Ibrahim was appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary of Weatherford International in May 2015. Ms. Ibrahim has over 20 years of legal experience primarily in the oilfield services industry. Prior to her appointment at Weatherford, Ms. Ibrahim held several senior leadership positions in the legal department of Halliburton Company, including Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Global Chief Commercial Counsel, with additional responsibility for the global Procurement, Employment and Real Estate practice groups and oversight of the mergers and acquisitions, securities, regulatory and governance functions. Ms. Ibrahim also served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for WellDynamics, a Halliburton and Shell joint venture company. Prior to joining Halliburton, Ms. Ibrahim was a litigation attorney with the law firm Wickliff & Hall, PC.
Ms. Ibrahim earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Virginia Tech and a Juris Doctorate from Texas Southern University where she graduated magna cum laude. She is a member of the Texas State Bar, Women Corporate Directors and the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Ms. Ibrahim is a Director of PDC Energy, Inc., Denver, Colorado and serves as the Chair of its Nominating and Governance Committee. Additionally, she on the Executive Leadership Team of the Go Red, an American Heart Association Campaign. She is a frequent speaker and panelist on many topics, including corporate governance, international commercial agreements, ethics, diversity, compliance and leadership.
She is currently a proud supporter and member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Texas State Bar, Texas General Counsel Forum, American Bar Association, Women’s Energy Network, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and the Society for Corporate Governance. Christina also serves on several local not-for-profit boards including the Houston Area Women's Center.
Christina has received numerous awards for her leadership and achievements. Her most recent recognition includes Texas Lawyer, GC Impact honoree, 2019, and featured in Modern Counsel. Additionally, she received Women Who Mean Business Award, from the Houston Business Journal (2018), Legal Department of the Year, Corporate Compliance, from Texas Lawyer (2017), Breakthrough Woman from the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce (2016), Women in Energy Leadership honoree from Houston Business Journal (2015), Influential Woman Leadership Award from National Diversity Council (2014), and Top In-House Lawyers in the United States from Corporate Counsel 100 (2013).
He is responsible for Weatherford’s Eastern Hemisphere operations and also serves on the Sustainability Committee, helping to provide a diverse perspective of sustainability needs across the organization.
Frederico joined Weatherford in 2010 and has held various positions including Vice President roles for Continental Europe, Europe and Caspian, Sub-Sahara Africa, and Middle East and North Africa.
In his more than 18 years experience in the oil and gas industry, he has worked all over the globe. Prior to joining Weatherford, Frederico spent 12 years working for Schlumberger in various management assignments.
Early in his career with Weatherford, Frederico was responsible for three different regions – Europe, Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA), and the Middle East – where he led substantial enhancements, including several integrated projects in Europe and several high-profile managed pressure drilling projects in offshore Angola. Under his leadership, Weatherford gained positive offshore market share distribution in the West Coast of SSA, won the biggest wireline contract ever executed in Kuwait, and also reduced non-productive time in the complex Saudi Arabia market by 50%.
Frederico graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree with specializations in Strategic Marketing at Stanford University and an Integrated Reservoir Management degree from the Institute of Petroleum and Imperial College, London.
Mark Swift is the President of Weatherford’s Western Hemisphere.
He is responsible for the Western Hemisphere operations and local markets, providing conveyance for Weatherford products and services, forecasting and P&L accountability, local customer intimacy, enterprise compliance, and front-line service quality and safety.
Mark joined Weatherford in April of 2014 as the Region Vice President for Europe and Caspian. In 2015, he became the Vice President for the US. Before joining Weatherford, Mark held various senior level management positions with Halliburton including Global Account Manager for BG and Tullow, Global Operations Manager, as well as Region Manager Eurasia-Pacific for Halliburton Sperry Drilling. He also served as the Area Manager at Halliburton with responsibilities for Continental Europe.
Mark serves on the committee for our Diverse and Inclusive Program, which aims to attract and retain a diverse and balanced workforce, providing employees an environment in which they feel comfortable bringing their true selves to work. He is an active member of the community and resides in Houston, TX with his wife.