Mark A. Nelson
Vice President, Strategic Planning
Mark A. Nelson, 53, is vice president of Strategic Planning for Chevron Corporation, a position he assumed in 2016. As vice president, Nelson 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.
Previously Nelson served as president of International Products, responsible for the refining and marketing businesses in Europe, Africa, the 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 served as a member of Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) and the EDB’s Finance Committee. He has also served on the President’s Cabinet and Dean’s Council at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, the CEO Task Force on Climate Change and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Board of Governors.
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: January 2017