Huffington, Roy M. - from United States

ID: 263771
Organization: TBI
Country of meeting: in the year 2004

Oilman originally from Tomball in Harris County, Texas, who later served as United States Ambassador to Austria. In 1956, he set up his own oil and natural gas exploration company known as Roy M. Huffington, Inc. (Huffco). Huffco grew to be a major independent international oil company active around the world. In 1966 HUFFCO signed production sharing contract with Pertamina to explore oil in the Kutai Basin of the Mahakam River delta in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Initially the exploration object was oil, but finally Huffco discovered a giant natural gas reserve in 1972 at Badak Field. Then Huffco and Pertamina initiated to build an LNG plant in Bontang. First shipping was in August 1977, only five years after discovery

Teaching fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1939-1942
Instructor geology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1942
Senior geologist, division exploration geologist, Humble Oil and Refining Company, Houston, 1946-1956
President, Roy M. Huffington, Inc., Houston, 1956-1983
Chairman of the Board, Roy M. Huffington, Inc., Houston, 1956-1990
Chairman, president, Roy M. Huffington, Inc., since 1993
United States ambassador to, Austria, Vienna, 1990-1993.
Board directors Huffco Group, Inc., Houston.
Board directors American Petroleum Institute, Washington, 1983-1990, 93-.
Board directors Brookings Institute, Washington, 1984-1988, member Executive Committee, since 1993, honorary life trustee, 1988-1990, 93-. Chairman Salzburg Seminar, since 1994, board directors, 1992-1994

Activities in the Orangization:
Honorary Trustee