michael k. wirth

Michael K. (Mike) Wirth

Vice Chairman of the Board and
Executive Vice President, Midstream and Development

Michael K. (Mike) Wirth, 57, will become chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Chevron Corporation on February 1, 2018. He was elected to these positions by Chevron’s board of directors on September 27, 2017.

Currently, Wirth is vice chairman of the board for Chevron, a position he has held since February 2017. He is also executive vice president of Midstream and Development for Chevron Corporation, a position he assumed in 2016. He is responsible for supply and trading, shipping, pipeline and power operating units. He also oversees corporate strategy, business development, and policy, government and public affairs.

Previously Wirth was executive vice president of Downstream & Chemicals. Prior to that he served as president of Global Supply and Trading from 2003 to 2006, leading Chevron’s worldwide supply and trading operations as well as its aviation and marine businesses.

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


Updated: October 2017