John W. McDonald
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
John W. McDonald is vice president and chief technology officer for Chevron Corporation, a position he has held since 2008. He is responsible for Chevron's three technology companies: Energy Technology, Information Technology and Technology Ventures. He also is responsible for the research, development and deployment of technology throughout the company's worldwide business activities.
Previously McDonald served as vice president of Strategic Planning from 2002 to 2008 and was responsible for advising senior corporate executives in setting strategic direction for the company; allocating capital and other resources; determining operating unit performance measures and targets; and reviewing and undertaking significant mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
Upon the merger of Chevron and Texaco in 2001, he led the integration of the company's two European upstream businesses and was named managing director of ChevronTexaco Upstream Europe, a strategic business unit of ChevronTexaco Overseas Petroleum Inc., based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Previous positions include: 1999, managing director, Texaco Ltd.; 1998, vice president, production, Texaco International, with responsibility for Europe, based in London, England; 1996, vice president, exploration and production, offshore division, responsible for all Gulf of Mexico exploration and production activities including deepwater operations, based in New Orleans, La.; 1994, assistant division manager, Texaco Exploration and Production, onshore division, based in New Orleans, La.; 1992, assistant to Texaco's chairman; 1991, strategic adviser, Corporate Strategic Planning.
He serves on the governing board of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative and is a member of the Industrial Research Institute, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. McDonald also is a member of Chevron's Strategy and Planning Committee and the Management Committee.
McDonald, a U.S. citizen, was born in 1951 in Ontario, Canada. He began his career with Texaco in Calgary as a geophysicist after graduating in 1975 from the University of Western Ontario with an honors bachelor of science degree in geophysics.
Updated: January 2015