President, Chief Executive Officer and Vice-chairman Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold
Richard Adkerson is President, Chief Executive Officer and Vice-chairman of Freeport-McMoran. Prior to joining in 1989, he was Partner and Managing Director at Arthur Andersen and Co, and an accounting fellow with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Adkerson is a former Chairman of the International Council on Mining and Metals. He is a member of the Business Council, the Business Roundtable and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a member of the Kissinger Institute Advisory Council on China and the United States; Clinton Global Initiative; Arizona Commerce Authority; Greater Phoenix Leadership; Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Dean’s Council of Arizona State University.