Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> December 14, 1998

Robert A. Belfer – Belco Oil & Gas Corporation (bog)

ROBERT A. BELFER is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Belco Oil & Gas Corp. His career began when he joined Belco Petroleum Corp. (BPC) in 1958 upon graduation from Harvard Law School where he received a J.D. Mr. Belfer also received a A.B. from Columbia University in 1955. He became President of (BPC) in 1965 and Chairman in 1985. He then resigned from (BPC) in April 1986 to pursue private investments. Mr. Belfer is a member of the board of directors at Enron Corp. and Nac Re Corp. His personal and community activities include: Chairman of the Committee on Budgets and Development at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University. Chairman of Budget & Finance Committee and Treasurer of the Board of Overseers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Mr. Belfer is a member of the Board of Overseers at Cornell University Medical College. He is a member of the Board of Governors at Weizmann Institute of Science; member of the Visiting Committee at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and member of the National Policy Committee and Advisory Committee of Metropolitan New York at Business Executive National Security. Mr. Belfer was awarded the Presidential Recognition Award for Outstanding Community Service, presented on behalf of President Ronald Reagan in January 1987. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Old Oaks Country Club, Palm Beach Country Club and Harmonie Club. Mr. Belfer includes reading, collecting antiquities and tennis as his hobbies. Profile
TWST: First, give us a little background summary on the company, enough

information to put us into context, what you see as your company, what

you see as your business today?

Mr. Belfer: Let