John S. Watson: Chevron

John Watson


Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Joined Chevron in: 1980

Employment History
  • Chevron CEO (2009-)
  • Chevron Vice Chairman (2009)
  • Chevron VP Strategy and Development (2008-2009)
  • Chevron President, Chevron International Exploration and Production (2005-2008)
  • Chevron Texaco CFO (2000-2005)
  • Chevron VP Strategic Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions (1998-2000)
  • Chevron President, Chevron Canada
  • Chevron GM Strategic Planning and Quality, Chevron USA (1995-1996)
  • Chevron Manager of Credit Card Enterprises, Chevron USA (1993-1995)
  • Chevron Manager of Investor Relations (1990-1993)
  • Chevron Financial Analyst (1980-1990)
Board Memberships
  • Director – Chevron Capital USA Inc.
  • Chairman – American Petroleum Institute Inc.
  • Director – San Diego Padres Baseball Club L.P.
  • Former Director – Dynegy Inc.
  • Chairman – Chevron Corp.
Other Associations
  • Dynegy Inc.
  • The University of Chicago
  • Chevron Energy Solutions LP
  • Chevron Capital USA Inc.
  • University of California Davis
  • ChevronTexaco Overseas Petroleum Inc.
  • San Diego Padres Baseball Club LP
Other Information
University of California Davis ’78, B.S. Agricultural Economics
University of Chicago ’80, MBA

October 1956 – Wichita Falls, Texas

Chevron Website (CVX)


Chevron Stays the Course with New CEO
CEOs of Tomorrow
The Indispensable Industry: Chevron John S. Watson, Chairman and CEO


CNBC: Chevron View from the Top
Tianjin 2010 Summer Davos – John S. Watson


“Our business is a very long-term business. Over that period of time (50 years), you’re going to see governments ebb and flow.”

“We’re going to need oil and gas and coal for a long time if America wants to keep the lights on.”