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Richard Preng

Senior Client Partner, Global Sector Leader, Energy
Richard Preng is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry's New York office. He leads the Firm's Global Energy Practice and is a member of it's Board Practice.

Mr. Preng has assisted in the recruitment of CEOs and COOs for numerous Energy companies including Anadarko Petroleum, Breitburn Energy, Consolidated Edison, CPS Energy, El Paso, Enable Midstream, Hawaiian Electric, Noble Energy, PG&E, Petrofac, Questar, and several private equity portfolio companies.

He has also recruited directors to the boards of Chaparral Energy, Devon Energy, Entergy, Newalta, New Jersey Resources, Noble Energy, Occidental Petroleum, Paragon Offshore, Praxair, Questar, Tesco Corporation, among others.

With over 27 years of experience in Executive Search, his expertise includes Electric and Gas Utilities, Upstream, Midstream and Downstream as well as Oilfield Services Sectors.

In addition to his Executive Search career, he was an Upstream Supervisor with Exxon Company, a Marine Operations Manager with Western Geophysical Company and a Human Resources Vice President for Hess Corporation.

Mr. Preng has undergraduate degrees in economics and history from Rice University, and a master's in business administration from the University of Houston.