Chevron appoints new upstream, technology execs

Chevron_Logo07 October 2013, News Wires – Chevron has nominated a clutch of long-time employees to key executive positions as the US supermajor’s upstream boss prepares for retirement.

Jay Johnson is set to take up the role of senior vice president for upstream from 1 January, Chevron said on Monday.

The 54-year-old, who is currently president of Chevron’s Europe, Eurasia and Middle East exploration and production unit, has been with the oil giant since 1981.

Todd Levy, who currently works in Chevron’s upstream unit, will replace Johnson at his current position in London.

Also reporting to Kirkland will be current president of gas and midstream, Joe Geagea, who will become senior vice president for technology, projects and services.

Geagea, also 54, has been with Chevron since 1982 and has worked in all of the company’s upstream, midstream and downstream divisions.

Current managing director of the Asia South upstream business unit, Pierre Breber, will become corporate vice president and president for gas and midstream at Chevron, reporting to chief executive John Watson.

“These appointments ensure a smooth transition in our upstream business and simplify the delivery of technology and services to all of our businesses,” Watson said.

“Jay, Joe and Pierre are experienced leaders who will enhance a very effective leadership team.”

– Upstream

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