Mark Nelson

Mark A. Nelson

Vice President, Midstream, Strategy & Policy

Mark A. Nelson, 54, is vice president of Midstream, Strategy & Policy, a position he has held since February 2018. He is responsible for the company’s shipping, pipeline, power and energy management and supply and trading operating units. He also oversees corporate strategic planning and policy, government and public affairs.

Previously, Nelson was vice president of Strategic Planning for Chevron where he was 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.

Prior to this position, Nelson served as president of International Products, responsible for the refining and marketing businesses in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He has also served as 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 30 years of experience, Nelson has served in a number of leadership positions with increasing responsibilities with the company in retail, marketing, operations and business planning.

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: February 2018