Earl Burns, Jr.
GM – Global Risk and Pricing
Earl Burns Jr. is general manager, Global Risk, Pricing & Enterprise Risk Management, for Phillips 66. He has more than 25 years of experience in the energy sector serving in various operating, financial, trading and supply roles. Burns was previously manager, Americas Distillate Trading in the Commercial organization. Prior to that, he resided in London and held the role of manager, Crude Trading Europe, Med, Africa and Russia for Phillips 66 Limited, where he was responsible for all crude trading and supply activities.
He began his career with Mobil Oil Corporation in a variety of positions in the U.S., Africa and Latin America inclusive of treasury, financial trading, logistics and sales positions. Previously, Burns served as the crude trading manager for BP in Chicago as well as manager, Global Strategy and Commercial Development (Commercial Marine) at ConocoPhillips.
Prior to his time at ConocoPhillips, Burns spent five years in the U.S. Naval Reserve, receiving an honorable discharge as Lieutenant. Burns holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point), a Master of Science degree from Purdue University, and a Master of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.