mike wirth

chairman of the board and chief executive officer

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Michael K. (Mike) Wirth, 59, 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 Mike Wirth Reacts to Saudi Oil Attacks

September 16, 2019 | CNBC

Mike Wirth, CEO of Chevron, joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" with his reaction to the attack on Saudi Arabia oil and what that might mean for Aramco and global oil supply.


Chevron CEO Mike Wirth Shares These Lessons From Oil's Boom-Bust Cycles

June 26, 2019 | Investor's Business Daily

Mike Wirth said that good leaders need to temper employee and business pessimism during the troughs as market forces will eventually bring oil prices around.


Chevron CEO Offers Tips on High-Stakes Negotiations After Anadarko Bid

June 21, 2019 | Investor's Business Daily

Mike Wirth shares negotiation tips and lessons learned with Investor’s Business Daily.

Updated: October 2019