OUR BOARD MEMBERS

RAQUEL CLEMENT

CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD

Raquel and her team currently steward digital innovation and software applications enabling production, operations, transformation, and delivery of Chevron’s produced molecules from the wellhead to the end user markets. Also represents Chevron as member of the Board of Directors for the Blockchain For Energy Consortium. In 1997 she joined Texaco in Venezuela, supporting Downstream and Upstream operations. In 2005 she transferred to the US and have served in a variety of leadership roles including: LNG commercialization analyst, On-shore Production Operations Engineering, Process Safety Management and Performance Improvement/Lean Sigma Management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Universidad del Zulia (Venezuela), and an MBA from Rice University (Texas). She is happily married, enjoys outdoors activities, flamenco, opera, and community services.

RASHI GAJULA

INTERIM VICE-CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD

Rashi is an established leader with 18 years of upstream Oil and Gas IT experience.  She leads Automation and Digital Initiatives at Pioneer Natural Resources.  Her passion for finding new ways to implement technology is a clear driving force for digital transformation at Pioneer.  She is a strong advocate of converting innovative ideas to viable solutions that simplify complex enterprise processes with use of relevant technologies and trends. Rashi has a track record of building cross functional teams with simple well-defined processes. 

 

She has a reputation in the firm for agile delivery of projects and products that have compelling value proposition and clear alignment with company strategy. Specialties: O&G domain expertise, IT Strategy development, Business Process Improvement, Change Management, Program and Project Management, and Business Consulting.

JD FRANKE

JD is a member of the ConocoPhillips office of the Global CIO, where he serves in an IT Strategy and Innovation role since 2012 from the houston-based world headquarters. Franke supports the Global IT leadership team in setting organization's strategic agenda and acts as an internal consultant on emerging IT technologies that can enable innovation and digital transformation efforts across the company.

 

Franke is a member of the cross-functional leadership team focused on advancing the company's Blockchain-related efforts and represents IT on a company Emerging Digital Technology Council.

RAJ RAPAKA

Raj is a Digital Innovation Advisor with ExxonMobil and has been with the firm for 8 years. Over the course of his career, Raj has worked in consulting, marketing, commodities trading, and environmental management – but found his calling in business transformation. He is an ardent student of business history and is passionate about recognizing, understanding, and leveraging the forces of change. He is the creator of the SELF-HELP business improvement framework and uses his background in engineering, technology, and finance to ideate, advocate, and execute step-change initiatives.  

REBECCA HOFMANN

Rebecca is an accomplished finance and compliance leader with over 19 years of energy industry experience. She recently worked for Equinor's Operations Technology group and was responsible for ensuring the development and improvement of processes over governance, requirements and compliance to support domestic onshore and offshore operations. She also led the Blockchain digitization strategy of Equinor and is the founder and visionary behind the US Oil & Gas Blockchain Forum, the OOC Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium now re-branded to Blockchain for Energy where she served as Chairman of the Board the last two years. In 2018, Rebecca received the GRIT award for her creativity and innovation within the industry and in 2019 her blockchain team won the GRIT award for their work in emerging technology.  She has written several articles on the topic of blockchain and continues to be a driving force to push the energy industry forward in their digital transformation.  

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