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, the board of directors and executive committee of the American Petroleum Institute, and the executive committee of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He is also a member of The Business Council, the National Petroleum Council, the Business Roundtable 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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Chevron CEO: A higher Anadarko bid ‘would have eroded shareholder value’

June 19, 2019 | CNBC

Chevron CEO Michael Wirth sits down with CNBC’s Brian Sullivan to discuss big topics in the oil sector such as prices, Chevron’s business outlook and the Anadarko Bid.


The Future of Business with Mike Wirth

June 17, 2019 | CNBC

Chevron CEO Mike Wirth joins CNBC to share his insights on how the energy industry is supporting a growing world population and rising global middle class.


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: June 2019