Mark A. Nelson
Vice President, Strategic Planning
Mark A. Nelson, 54, will become vice president of Midstream, Strategy & Policy for Chevron Corporation on February 1, 2018. He was appointed to this position on September 27, 2017.
Currently, Nelson is vice president of Strategic Planning for Chevron, a position he assumed in 2016. As vice president, he is responsible for advising senior corporate executives in setting strategic direction for the company, allocating capital and other resources, and determining operating unit performance measures and targets.
When he assumes his new role, Nelson will oversee Chevron’s midstream business with responsibility for the company’s supply and trading, shipping, pipeline and power operating units. He will continue to oversee corporate strategy and will add policy, government and public affairs to his portfolio of responsibilities.
Previously Nelson served as president of International Products, responsible for the refining and marketing businesses in Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia.
Prior to this position, Nelson served as the president of Chevron Canada Limited, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. In this role, he managed oil and gas exploration, production and marketing of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids in Canada.
Additionally, Nelson has served in a variety of management positions with the company in retail, marketing, operations and business planning predominantly in the fuels business.
Nelson is a member of the Oxford Energy Policy Club. He has previously served on several advisory boards and councils, including Singapore’s Economic Development Board and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.
Nelson joined Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in 1985 as an engineer based in San Ramon, California. A native of Ventura, California, Nelson graduated from California Polytechnic State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
Updated: September 2017