SAN RAMON, Calif., May 26, 2022 – Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) today announced a simplified organizational structure and senior management changes intended to strengthen execution and pace to achieve the company’s goals of higher returns and lower carbon emissions.
Effective October 1, 2022, the company will consolidate its Upstream, Midstream and Downstream business segments under a new Executive Vice President, Oil, Products & Gas, who will oversee the entire value chain. As part of this change, the company is consolidating into two Upstream regions: Americas Exploration-Production and International Exploration-Production.
The company is also organizing its strategy and sustainability, corporate affairs and business development functions under a new executive vice president, strategy, policy and development.
The changes build on the company-wide business transformation in 2020, which delivered better operational and financial results. The new leadership structure is expected to enable a more integrated approach to capital allocation, asset class excellence and value chain optimization, and facilitate more effective external engagement and market impact. business development.
“We have made significant progress over the past two years, and these changes allow us to further improve execution in all aspects of our business as the energy system evolves,” said Mike Wirth, President and CEO. general of Chevron. “It will also align strategy, policy and business development more closely as we focus on leveraging our strengths to deliver low-carbon energy to a growing world.”
The company has made the following appointments, effective October 1, 2022:
- Mark Nelson has been named Executive Vice President, Strategy, Policy and Development
- Nigel Hearne has been named Executive Vice President, Oil, Products and Gas
- Clay Neff has been named President, International Exploration & Production
- Bruce Niemeyer has been named President, Americas Exploration & Production
- Balaji Krishnamurthy has been named Vice President, Chevron Strategy & Sustainability
In addition, the company made the following personnel announcements:
- Jay Johnson, Executive Vice President, Upstream, has been appointed Executive Vice President, Senior Advisor, effective October 1, 2022, and will support the transition until January 31, 2023. Mr. Johnson has over 41 years of service at within the company.
- Jay Pryor, Vice President, Chevron Business Development, will retire after more than 43 years with the company, effective July 29, 2022.
- Steve Green, president of Chevron North America Exploration & Production, will retire after more than 24 years of service with the company and its predecessors, effective September 30, 2022.
“I am confident that our new team will continue to effectively lead the company in delivering affordable, reliable and ever cleaner energy that enables human progress,” Wirth said. “Their contributions will be essential in enabling us to advance our goals of higher yields and lower carbon emissions.”
“I want to especially thank Jay Johnson, Jay Pryor and Steve Green for all they have done for our company, our industry and our people during their careers. Each of them exemplifies the best qualities of character, integrity and excellence, and their influence will be felt for many decades to come,” added Wirth.
Nelson and Hearne will report to Wirth in their new roles.
Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. We believe that affordable, reliable and ever cleaner energy is essential to achieving a more prosperous and sustainable world. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies that improve our business and the industry. We are focused on reducing the carbon intensity of our operations and seek to develop low carbon activities alongside our traditional lines of business. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
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