Chief Executive Officer
Fernando Araujo serves as Berry’s Chief Executive Officer, Effective January 2023.
Mr. Araujo joined Berry in September 2020 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, a position he held through December 2022. Mr. Araujo has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining to Berry, Mr. Araujo was the Executive Director for Schlumberger Production Management (SPM), last responsible for world-wide E&P assets in 10 countries with a gross production of 280,000 BOED. From August 2000 to August 2018, Mr. Araujo worked for Apache Corporation in roles of increasing responsibility. In his last assignment with Apache, he served as the General Manager and Managing Director for Apache’s operating company in Egypt, Khalda Petroleum Co., one of the biggest oil producers in the country. From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Araujo worked with Apache in Calgary, last serving as Apache’s President and General Manager in Canada, focusing on the development of unconventional, conventional, and EOR fields in the Western Canadian Basin. Mr. Araujo started his professional career with Shell Oil Company in Bakersfield, California in 1991 as a production engineer, and then gained international experience with Repsol S.A. leading asset teams focused on conventional asset development and acquisitions. Mr. Araujo graduated from Pomona College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, then from California State Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and then from California State University, Bakersfield with a Master of Business Administration.