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, 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’s New Chief Vows to Keep Lid on Spending

Jul. 18, 2018 | Financial Times

Mike Wirth, Chevron CEO, says the company plans to control costs, stick to capital spending budgets and generate cash to pay the dividend, rather than pursue every possible opportunity for growth.


We're in the Early Innings in Terms of Shale Performance

Mar. 6, 2018 | CNBC

Chevron CEO and chairman Mike Wirth talks to CNBC about the company's performance.


Michael K. Wirth Named Chairman and CEO of Chevron

Sept. 28, 2017 | Chevron.com

Chevron's board of directors elected Michael Wirth chairman and CEO effective Feb. 1, 2018.

Updated: October 2018