John Hess

Hess Corporation

Chief Executive Officer

John B. Hess is Chief Executive Officer of Hess Corporation. Mr. Hess led the Fortune 500 company through a strategic transformation from an integrated oil company into a pure play E&P company. Mr. Hess recently served on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Quadrennial Review Task Force. He is a member of the Board of Directors of KKR & Company and the Board of Trustees at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is also a member of The Business Council, the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the Executive Committee of the American Petroleum Institute. In addition, Mr. Hess serves on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and on the Board of Trustees at Mount Sinai Hospital, The New York Public Library and The Economic Club of New York. Mr. Hess holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. A member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors at Harvard Business School, he was also Chairman of the Harvard Business School Campaign.

Sessions With John Hess

Monday, 1 March

  • 09:30am - 10:00am (CST) / 01/mar/2021 03:30 pm - 01/mar/2021 04:00 pm


    Investing in the Energy Future

    Panel Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    In the past two years, decapitalization of the oil and gas industry has accelerated, as investors are reckoning with a cyclical downturn and a structural shift toward a new business model for companies to generate returns that meet the needs of shareholders. This cyclical downturn is compounded by longer-term structural challenge posed by the rise of climate risk and the race for green investing. Pledges of net-zero emissions have been made by virtually all the major economies, so companies, investors, and financial regulators are looking to overhaul the energy system in the next 20 years. What issues are at the crossroad between finance and companies’ strategies in the effort to deliver a sustainable energy system?