Interview - Jeff Gee-Shang Pan

Dr. Jeff Gee-shang Pan is a Chinese-American geophysicist with extensive experience in the petroleum industry. He was born in Taiwan and left for the US to pursue his doctoral degree in Geophysics at Princeton University. After a year as a postdoctoral researcher, he joined the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). In 1998, Dr. Pan joined Oryx, which first merged with Kerr McGee and then later with Anadarko. During his tenure at Anadarko, Dr. Pan and his family were expatriated to Beijing, China where he served as an executive who managed their China operations and joint venture partners. Dr. Pan has been involved in the Chinese American Petroleum Association since 2000, where he held a variety of leadership positions, including President and Director of BOD. He also served a two-year term as President of the North American Chinese Geoscientists Association. Dr. Pan encourages future generations of Chinese-Americans to engage in public discourse and pursue leadership positions through hard work and tenacity, and he advises Chinese-Americans to be proud of their heritage and to leave a positive legacy.

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