Bob Malone is the Executive Chairman, President and CEO of First Sonora Bancshares and Sonora Bank. He is also the Executive Chairman, President and CEO of Sonora Bank. He joined both First Sonora Bancshares and Sonora Bank in October 2009. Prior to a second career in banking, he was Executive Vice President of BP p.l.c. and Chairman and President of BP America Inc. from July 2006 until April 2009. During this time, he was BP’s senior representative in the U.S. and served as one of eight members of BP’s Executive Management team in London that guided the worldwide operations of BP. Prior to this role he was the Chief Executive of BP Shipping Limited. He retired from BP p.l.c. in April 2009 after a 35-year career.
In addition to his roles at BP, he has held a number of senior positions over his career with Kennecott Copper Corporation, the Standard Oil Company of Ohio (Sohio), and the Carborundum Company. Mr. Malone also served for four years as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, operator of the Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline.
Over his almost 45-year career, Mr. Malone has developed a reputation for building teams, driving change, improving operating and safety performance, and transforming company cultures.
He currently serves as Lead Director of the Halliburton Company, Non-Executive Chairman of Peabody Energy Company, Independent Director of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and BP Midstream Partners.
Mr. Malone holds a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso and was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a Master of Science degree in Management. In 2003, he was selected as a Distinguished Alumni of the Year by the University of Texas at El Paso.