Jon M. Huntsman Jr.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia and China and former Governor of Utah
Director Since: September 2020
Chevron Committees: Management Compensation, Public Policy
Current Public Company Directorships: Ford Motor Company
Governor Huntsman is an American businessman, diplomat, and politician who served as U.S. Ambassador to Russia from 2017 to 2019. He served 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.
Prior Public Company Directorships (within last five years): Caterpillar, Inc., Ford Motor Company, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.
Skills and Qualifications
Business Leadership / Operations: Served eight years as Vice Chairman of Huntsman Corporation and Chairman and CEO of Huntsman Holdings Corporation.
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.
Finance: Former executive officer of Huntsman Corporation and Huntsman Holdings Corporation.
Global Business / International Affairs: 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 two-term Governor of Utah. 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. Former director of companies with international operations.
Government / Regulatory / Public Policy: 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.
Updated: November 2020