Approach Resources Inc . (NASDAQ: AREX) appointed Uma L. Datla as its chief accounting officer, the company said May 8. Datla was promoted from her position as director of financial reporting, the company added.

She joined the company in August 2013, Approach Resources noted.

Previously, she worked at Ernst & Young LLP , the company said.

Datla holds a bachelor’s degree in science and technology development from Birla University of Technology and Science in Pilani, India, the company said. She also holds a master’s degree in professional accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington, the company added.

"Uma’s experience and extensive industry and accounting knowledge make her an outstanding leader for our accounting team as we continue to grow the Company and build value for our shareholders,” said Sergei Krylov , the company’s executive vice president and CFO.

Fort Worth, Texas-based Approach Resources Inc. explores, develops, produces and acquires oil and natural gas in the West Texas Permian Basin.