Richard C. Adkerson is a businessperson who has been the head of 8 different companies. Presently, he holds the position of Vice Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. and President Commissioner at PT Freeport Indonesia, Chairman of Atlantic Copper SA and Chief Executive Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Mineral Properties, Inc. (which are all subsidiaries of Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.).
He is also Member of The Business Council, Member of Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Member of Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. and Member of The Business Roundtable and on the board of 8 other companies.
In the past Richard C. Adkerson occupied the position of Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Stratus Properties, Inc., Co-Chairman for McMoRan Exploration Co., Campaign Chairman at Banner–University Medical Center Phoenix, Managing Director & Partner at Arthur Andersen LLP and President of University of Mississippi Foundation.
He received an MBA and an undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University.