Chris Kendall

President and Chief Executive Officer of Denbury Inc.

Christian S. Kendall is a highly experienced professional in the oil and gas industry with more than 30 years of experience in domestic and international operations roles. He has been a director and Chief Executive Officer of Denbury since July 2017, after joining the company as Chief Operating Officer in September 2015 and being promoted to President in October 2016. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Denbury, Mr. Kendall is intimately knowledgeable of the day-to-day and strategic operations of the Company, providing the Board with a management perspective.

Prior to joining Denbury, Mr. Kendall was employed at Noble Energy, Inc., where he served as a member of Noble’s executive management and as part of its operations leadership team as Senior Vice President, Global Operations Services. Prior to that, Mr. Kendall served as Vice President, Gulf of Mexico (2011-2014), and as Business Unit Manager and Vice President, Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd (2007-2011), having been with Noble since 2001. 

Mr. Kendall’s career in the oil and gas industry began in 1989 with Mobil Oil Corporation. With his extensive experience and expertise, he has made significant contributions to the growth and development of Denbury.

Mr. Kendall brings a strong scientific background to his role at Denbury, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with a Civil Specialty from the Colorado School of Mines. He has also completed the prestigious Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

In addition to his professional achievements, Mr. Kendall is an active member of the oil and gas industry and serves as a member of the National Petroleum Council. He is also deeply committed to philanthropy and community service, serving as the Chairman of the Board of the Dallas Division of the American Heart Association. His dedication to both his professional and community pursuits makes him a distinguished and respected leader in his field.