Dr. Stephen Brand is currently Senior Executive Advisor of Welltec A/S, a privately held Danish corporation that develops and provides well technology and related services for the oil and gas industry. Dr. Brand is a director of GeoScale, a privately held firm that provides advanced technology solutions and services to the E&P sector for solving subsurface problems in complex geologic formations. He is also on the Advisory Board of OmniEarth, which provides advanced analytics of earth imaging and offers a unique solution as a service platform to assess and manage data that can be used in a predictive role. Dr. Brand has over 38 years of experience in the energy industry, including extensive experience in exploration, upstream business development, upstream project development and research and development in upstream and downstream technologies, as well as innovative technology research programs in algae biofuels, nanotechnology, low carbon hydrogen, organic solar cells, CO2 capture and dieselization. From 2007 through 2010, Dr. Brand was Senior Vice President, Technology (R&D) for ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). He served as Vice President, Exploration and Business Development at ConocoPhillips from 2005 to 2007.
Dr. Brand started his career in 1976 as a geologist with Phillips Petroleum Company, and thereafter served in various roles of increasing responsibility within Phillips Petroleum Company and its successor, ConocoPhillips, including serving as President of its Canada and Australasia businesses. He received his B.A. in geology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology from Purdue University.
Dr. Brand has been a director since 2011 and currently serves as Chairperson for the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee.