mike wirth

chairman of the board and chief executive officer

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Michael K. (Mike) Wirth, 58, is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Chevron Corporation.  He was elected to these positions by Chevron’s board of directors in September 2017 and assumed the roles on February 1, 2018.

Prior to his current role, Wirth served as vice chairman of the board in 2017 and executive vice president of Midstream & Development for Chevron Corporation from 2016 – 2018. In that role, he was responsible for supply and trading, shipping, pipeline and power operating units, as well as corporate strategy; business development; and policy, government and public affairs.

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Wirth was executive vice president of Downstream & Chemicals from 2006 to 2015. Prior to that, he served as president of Global Supply and Trading from 2003 to 2006.

In 2001, Wirth was named president of Marketing for Chevron’s Asia/Middle East/Africa business, based in Singapore.  He also served on the board of directors for Caltex Australia Limited and GS Caltex Corporation in South Korea.

Wirth serves on the board of directors of Catalyst. He also serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the American Petroleum Institute and is a member of the National Petroleum Council, Business Roundtable, The Business Council, International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, and the American Society of Corporate Executives.

Wirth joined Chevron in 1982 as a design engineer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado in 1982.

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Mike Wirth Discusses the Anadarko Deal with CNBC’s Jim Cramer

April 15, 2019 | CNBC

Chevron CEO Mike Wirth highlights for Jim Cramer how the proposed agreement to acquire Anadarko builds upon Chevron's strengths.


Bloomberg: Chevron Leaps to ‘Ultramajor’ Oil Status with Anadarko Deal

April 12, 2019 | Bloomberg

Chevron CEO Mike Wirth explains how Anadarko's assets make for a strong strategic fit within the Chevron portfolio.


Mike Wirth Joins CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to Discuss Anadarko Acquisition

April 12, 2019 | CNBC

Chevron announced plans to acquire oil and gas producer Anadarko Petroleum. Chevron CEO Michael Wirth joins “Squawk Box” to discuss the agreement.


Chevron CEO on LNG Prices, U.S. Investments, Capital Developments, Oil

April 2, 2019 | Bloomberg

Chevron CEO Michael Wirth discusses the LNG market from the floor of the LNG19 conference in Shanghai on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”

Updated: April 2019