Jay R. Pryor

Vice President, Business Development

Jay R. Pryor, 63, is vice president of Business Development for Chevron Corporation, a position he has held since 2006. He is responsible for identifying and developing new, large-scale upstream and downstream business opportunities, including mergers and acquisitions.

Previously Pryor was managing director of Chevron Nigeria Ltd. from 2002 to 2006 and was responsible for directing Chevron’s oil and gas operations in West Africa. Prior positions include: 1999, managing director, Asia South business unit and Chevron Offshore (Thailand) Limited; 1996, general manager, Human Resources, Chevron Corporation; 1992, manager, petroleum engineering, Tengizchevroil, Chevron Overseas Petroleum Inc.

He serves on the board of trustees of The Awty International School in Houston, Texas, and the Eisenhower Fellowships. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and founded the society’s first branch in Kazakhstan, the Ernst & Young Corporate Development Leadership Network, and the U.S.-Russia Business Council.

Pryor joined Chevron in 1979 as a petroleum engineer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Mississippi State University in 1979.

Updated: April 2021