Philip Burguières, one of Houston’s most innovative leaders, served as vice chairman of the Houston Texans. Burguières also serves as chairman and CEO
of EMC Holdings, an investment management company specializing in the oil service industry. Additionally, he was chairman emeritus of Weatherford International,
an international energy company.
Until 1996, Burguières was Weatherford International’s chairman and chief executive officer. Prior to joining Weatherford, Burguières was chairman, president
and chief executive officer of Panhandle Eastern Corporation and Cameron Iron Works, Inc. During his career in the energy industry, he was named CEO
of the year three times by Financial World Magazine.
Burguières was active in the development of both the Menninger Clinic and the Baylor College of Medicine and served on the Executive Committee of M.D.
Anderson Cancer Center. He received the Woodrow Wilson Corporate Citizenship Award from the Smithsonian Institute in 2005, was the 2003 recipient of
Mental Health America’s William Styron Award and in May of 2000 was awarded the Ima Hogg Award from Mental Health America of Greater Houston. He was
a director of Bridges to Life, Catholic Charities, Mental Health America and the Texas Heart Institute.
He is a former director at FMC Technologies, Inc., and Newfield Exploration Company. He is chairman emeritus of the board of directors of The J.M. Burguières
Co., Limited a family-owned company. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council and the World’s President’s Organization, is past president of
the Petroleum Club of Houston and the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association and is past chairman of the National Ocean Industries Association.
A native of Franklin, La., he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Louisiana, where a Chair in
the engineering department has been named in his honor. He was a recipient of his alma mater’s Outstanding Alumni Award in 1992.. Burguières received
his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Currently, health issues prevent his
contribution to Southern States operations.