Herbert C. Williamson III
Chairman of the Board
Chairman, Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Herbert Williamson III serves as a Director and Chairman of the Board of ZaZa Energy Corporation. A private investor with significant oil and gas expertise, Mr. Williamson brings a wealth of multinational experience in finance, investment banking and general management to the ZaZa Energy Corporation Board of Directors.
From July 2001 to June 2002, he was a part-time consultant to Petrie Parkman & Company for new business development. From April 1999 through July 2001 he was a Director and Interim Chief Financial Officer of Merlon Petroleum Company. From October 1998 through April 1999 he was a Director and Chief Financial Officer of Seven Seas Petroleum. From 1995 through 1998 he was a Director in the Energy Group of Credit Suisse. From 1985 until 1995, he was Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President at Parker & Parsley Petroleum Company.
Mr. Williamson holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School (1977) and a BA degree from Ohio Wesleyan University (1970). He also serves as a Director of Merlon International, a private, oil and gas exploration company with primary operations in onshore Egypt, and as a director of Eagle Rock Energy Partners, LLC (EROC, NASDAQ), a domestic U.S. midstream and upstream oil and gas company.