Cynthia L. Walker

Chair, Audit and Reserves Committee
Nominating and Governance Committee

Cynthia L. Walker is a Board Member of Chord Energy and serves as Chair of the Audit and Reserves Committee, and on the Nominating and Governance Committee. She was previously a member of the Board of Oasis Petroleum and served as Chair of the Audit and Reserves Committee and as a member of the Nominating, Environmental, Social & Governance Committee. From 2018 to 2023, she served as an independent director at Sempra, an NYSE-listed, energy infrastructure company, where she was a member of the Audit Committee and Safety, Sustainability & Technology Committee. 

Ms. Walker has held a range of leadership positions, including Managing Director in the Global Natural Resources Group and Mergers & Acquisitions Group in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co, where she worked for 12 years. In 2012, Ms. Walker joined Occidental Petroleum, an NYSE-listed oil and gas company with global operations in upstream, chemicals and midstream, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer responsible for the accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, internal audit and financial planning functions. She then became Senior Vice President, Strategy and Development, overseeing the company’s business development, financial planning and land activities. From 2016 to 2019, Ms. Walker served as Senior Vice President, Midstream and Marketing, where she led the company’s midstream operations and crude oil, NGL and natural gas marketing efforts. 

Ms. Walker holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.