Mr DeNicola’s responsibilities will include oversight of KBR’s treasury, accounting and finance, investor relations, tax and internal audit operations. Mr DeNicola has recently served as CFO at the Houston-based Lyondell Chemical Company.

William Utt, chairman and CEO of KBR, said: Having served as Lyondell’s CFO for six years in addition to having managed the company’s ethylene business, Kevin brings solid financial and operational experience to KBR. His tenure at Lyondell spanned 16 years and also included vice president of corporate development and director of investor relations.