Catherine Hunt Ryan
Chief Financial Officer

Catherine Hunt Ryan

Catherine Hunt Ryan is the chief financial officer (CFO) of Bechtel Group, Inc., responsible for leading the Finance organization, which includes the Controller, Treasury, and Tax functions. In her previous role she served as the CFO of Bechtel’s Oil, Gas and Chemicals business unit.

Catherine joined Bechtel in 2007, initially working in Bechtel Enterprises, the company’s financing services, project development, and strategic investment group. During her time with Bechtel Enterprises in Frederick, MD and Reston, VA, she was as an asset manager of jointly-owned airport assets and led project development and financing for renewable power projects.

Catherine transitioned to Oil, Gas and Chemicals in 2013 and was the project controls and commercial lead of the Sabine Pass Liquefaction project covering liquefaction trains 1-5. Prior to becoming CFO in 2016, Catherine was executive assistant to the President of the business unit.

Before joining Bechtel, Catherine worked at the World Bank’s Infrastructure Economics and Finance unit with a focus on contract design and economic regulation for private investment in power and water utilities. 

Catherine earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University, and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School.

About Bechtel

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.


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