Bob Gwin is stepping into the role of president for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC), according to a news release.

Gwin, who last served as executive vice president of finance and CFO, will be responsible for leading Anadarko’s worldwide operations, project management, exploration, midstream and marketing, as well as the company’s expanding next-generation technology development and systems solutions.

“With his appointment to president, Bob will oversee a new leadership structure aimed at building upon the successes of our upstream and project-management business groups through better integration with our midstream and marketing organization,” Al Walker, Anadarko’s chairman and CEO, said in the release. “He will also be in a position to advance our technology endeavors, giving Anadarko the management capability to deliver current and next-generation advancements into our business verticals with better systems solutions."

The company named Benjamin M. Fink to succeed Gwin. Fink formerly served as senior vice president and president and CEO of the general partners of Western Gas Partners LP and Western Gas Equity Partners LP (the partnerships). In his new role, Fink will oversee accounting, financial reporting and tax; treasury, corporate finance and risk management; investor relations and corporate communications; corporate development; corporate planning; and corporate audit, the release said. He will also serve as chairman of the partnerships’ boards of directors.

In other leadership news, Anadarko announced:

  • Robin H. Fielder, formerly vice president of investor relations, has been promoted to senior vice president, midstream, and will succeed Fink as the president and CEO of the partnerships; and
  • Michael C. Pearl, formerly vice president, finance and treasurer, has been promoted and will succeed Fielder as senior vice president, finance and investor relations.