Jon M. Huntsman Jr.
Former Governor of Utah and U.S. Ambassador to Russia,
Director since September 2020
Chevron Committees: Management Compensation; Public Policy and Sustainability
Current Public Company Directorships: Ford Motor Company; Mobileye
Governor Huntsman is an American businessman, diplomat, and politician. He served as Vice Chair of Policy, at Ford Motor Company from May 2021 to January 2023. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Russia from 2017 to 2019 and as Chairman of the Atlantic Council, a nonprofit that promotes leadership and engagement in international affairs, from 2014 until 2017. He has served in the administrations of five Presidents and was a candidate for the Republican nomination for president of the United States in 2011. He was Chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that financially supports research, education, and patient care initiatives at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah from 2012 until 2017. Governor Huntsman served as U.S. Ambassador to China from 2009 until 2011 and two consecutive terms as Governor of Utah from 2005 until 2009. Prior to his service as Governor, he served as U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia.
Other Directorships and Memberships: Center for a New American Security (CNAS); U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board; National Committee on U.S.-China Relations; Nuclear Threat Initiative Board.
Skills and qualifications
Business Leadership/Operations: Served eight years as Vice Chairman of Huntsman Corporation and Chairman and CEO of Huntsman Holdings Corporation. Former Vice Chair Policy at Ford Motor Company.
Environmental Affairs: As Governor of Utah, oversaw environmental policy, including signing the Western Climate Initiative, by which Utah joined with other U.S. state governments to pursue targets for reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Significant experience overseeing environmental practices and related matters as Vice Chairman of Huntsman Corporation and Chairman and CEO of Huntsman Holdings Corporation. Sustainability and Innovation Committee member at Ford Motor Company.
Finance: Former executive officer of Huntsman Corporation and Huntsman Holdings Corporation.
Global Business/International Affairs: Member of the Defense Policy Board at the U.S. Department of Defense. Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia. Former Chairman of the Atlantic Council. Former Trustee of the National Committee on US-China Relations and of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Former U.S. Ambassador to China. Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia. Founding director of the Pacific Council on International Policy. Current and former director of companies with international operations.
Government/Regulatory/Public Policy: Member of the Defense Policy Board at the U.S. Department of Defense. Former two-term Governor of Utah. Former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia. Former Co-Chair of No-Labels, a nonprofit organization that works across political party lines to reduce gridlock and create policy solutions. Advisor to Ford Motor Company’s President and CEO, and Vice Chair on policy choices.
Updated: March 2023