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Mark A. Nelson

Executive Vice President, Strategy, Policy & Development

Mark A. Nelson, 59, is executive vice president of Strategy, Policy & Development for Chevron Corporation. He is responsible for Chevron Strategy & Sustainability, Corporate Affairs, and Corporate Business Development.

Previously Nelson was executive vice president of Downstream & Chemicals, a position he held from 2019–2022, with responsibilities for directing the company’s worldwide manufacturing, marketing, lubricants, chemicals and Oronite additives businesses. He also oversaw Chevron’s joint-venture Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.

Prior to this position, Nelson served as vice president, Midstream, Strategy & Policy, where he was responsible for the company’s shipping, pipeline, power and energy management and supply and trading operating units. He was also overseeing corporate strategic planning and policy, government, and public affairs.

Other positions include vice president of Strategic Planning for Chevron; president of International Products, where he was responsible for the refining and marketing businesses in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia; president of Chevron Canada Limited, where he managed oil and gas exploration, production and marketing of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids in Canada.

With more than 35 years of experience, Nelson has served in a number of leadership positions with increasing responsibilities within the company in retail, marketing, operations and business planning.

Nelson 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: October 2022