Wouter van Kempen, Chairman

Wouter van Kempen, Chairman

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Wouter van Kempen is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of DCP Midstream.

Previously, Wouter served as president and chief operating officer of DCP Midstream, leading the gathering and processing business unit and the marketing and logistics business unit, which includes NGL and gas marketing, and NGL, gas, and crude logistics. He also oversaw all the corporate functions in his role as chief operating officer, including the functions led by the general counsel, chief corporate officer, and chief financial officer.

Before that, Wouter served as president of DCP Midstream’s gathering and processing business unit, and before 2012 as president of DCP’s midcontinent business unit and chief development officer for the combined enterprise. Prior to joining DCP in 2010, Wouter was president of Duke Energy’s Generation Services, a business that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable power facilities and provides on-site generation solutions for customers throughout the United States. Wouter joined Duke Energy in 2003 as managing director of mergers and acquisitions before rising to vice president of mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to Duke Energy, Wouter was employed by General Electric Corp. He joined GE Plastics in 1993 in the Netherlands, where he managed European manufacturing productivity programs. After a series of promotions within GE International, GE Lighting and GE Plastics in Belgium, the Netherlands, London, and Pittsfield, Mass., Wouter was named GE Plastics audit manager for Europe and Asia in 1996. He then assumed the role of senior analyst for corporate financial planning and analysis at GE’s headquarters in Connecticut in 1998. He was named staff executive for corporate mergers and acquisitions in 1999. In this role, Wouter was responsible for managing all aspects of acquisitions and dispositions, including deal activity for GE Power Systems, GE Plastics, GE Industrial Systems and GE Specialty Materials.

Wouter is past chairman of the American Heart Association’s Denver board of directors and is chairman of Gas Processors Midstream, the national trade association for the midstream industry. He also serves on the board of trustees for ACE Scholarships, a Denver nonprofit focused on low-income scholarships and school choice programs.

Wouter was born in the Netherlands and has dual citizenship in the United States. He graduated from Erasmus University Rotterdam with a master’s degree in business economics. He has extensive business and financial training from General Electric, IMD International Switzerland, Harvard Business School and Kellogg Graduate School.

He and his wife, Yolanda, have two daughters. They reside in Denver, Colorado.