Continental Resources Names Next CEO As Harold Hamm Steps Into New Role

Effective Jan. 1, Harold Hamm, currently chairman and CEO, will become executive chairman. Meanwhile, William Berry is set to join Continental Resources as CEO.

Hart Energy Staff
Continental Resources Names Bill Berry CEO As Harold Hamm Steps Into New Role

(Source: Hart Energy)

Continental Resources Inc. said Dec. 11 Harold Hamm will step into a new role at the Oklahoma City-based company he founded more than 50 years ago.

Effective Jan. 1, Hamm, currently chairman and CEO, will become executive chairman. Meanwhile, William Berry is set to join Continental Resources as its next CEO. Also part of the transition, President Jack Stark will assume the additional role of COO.

Berry has spent over four decades in the oil and gas business in a variety of roles. His career includes serving as an executive with ConocoPhillips Co. where he was responsible for global operations managing over 10,000 employees and over $12 billion in capex, according to the Continental press release.

“Bill gives us an extraordinary opportunity to expand our leadership. … Like me, his DNA is oil and gas exploration and production,” Hamm said in a statement on Dec. 11.

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