EQT Corporation said its board has appointed David Khani as chief financial officer, effective January 3, 2020.
Kyle Derham, who has been serving as the company’s interim chief financial officer, will remain with EQT in an executive advisory role to ensure a smooth transition and assist in the execution of EQT’s strategic initiatives before returning to his role as Partner of Rice Investment Group, the company said.
“On behalf of the board of directors and our executive leadership team, I am excited to welcome David to EQT, where we expect he will make an immediate impact as we continue to transform the company,” said EQT President and CEO Toby Z. Rice.
“David is an ideal leader for our organisation, bringing a unique combination of Appalachian E&P leadership, financial and capital markets acumen and experience in dynamic organisational transformation. I look forward to working with David to realize the full potential of EQT’s asset base.”
Khani joins EQT from CONSOL Energy Inc., where he has been executive vice president and chief financial officer since 2013, initially overseeing the combined natural gas and coal company and most recently the coal operations post the spin out from CNX Resources Corporation in November 2017.
In addition, Khani served as a director and chief financial officer of CNX Midstream Partners from its successful initial public offering in September 2014 until January 2018. Khani also served as vice president of finance of CONSOL Energy Inc. from 2011 until he was named chief financial officer in 2013.
Prior to 2011, Khani spent nearly 20 years covering Energy and Natural Resource companies for several investment banks, the last 13 years at FBR Capital Markets where he led the energy team and research department through volatile markets.
“I am thrilled to join EQT during this exciting and transformational time,” said Khani. “The company has made significant progress over the last six months and I look forward to building on that momentum to deliver sustainable shareholder value.”
Khani earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Binghamton University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School, with a concentration in corporate accounting and finance. Khani is a chartered financial analyst and a member of the CFA Society of Pittsburgh.