Chesapeake Energy Names Finance Head Nick Dell’Osso as Next CEO

Domenic “Nick” Dell’Osso has been appointed as president and CEO and a member of Chesapeake Energy’s board, effective immediately. Mike Wichterich, who served as interim CEO, will assume the role of executive chairman.

Chesapeake Energy Names Finance Head Nick Dell’Osso as Next CEO

Nick Dell’Osso previously served as executive vice president and CFO of Chesapeake since November 2010. (Source: Chesapeake Energy; Chesapeake Energy logo by Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com)

Chesapeake Energy Corp. tapped its head of finance, Domenic “Nick” Dell’Osso, to serve as its new CEO, ending the search to replace former CEO Doug Lawler after he left the Oklahoma City-based E&P company in April.

In a company release on Oct. 11, Chesapeake said its board of directors had unanimously voted to appoint Dell’Osso as president and CEO and a member of the company’s board, effective immediately. Mike Wichterich, who served as interim CEO, will assume the role of executive chairman.

“Chesapeake’s future is bright, and following an extensive search, it was clear to the board that the unique combination of Nick’s vision and experience make him the right person to lead our company,” Wichterich commented in the release.

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Emily Patsy

Emily Patsy is the senior managing editor for Hart Energy’s Digital News Group. She's responsible for the daily news flow and also manages the A&D Watch and Energy Pulse weekly newsletters.