Chevron Names Mark A. Nelson Vice President Strategic Planning

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Chevron Corporation today named Mark A. Nelson corporate vice president of Strategic Planning, effective April 1, 2016. 

"Mark is a proven leader whose breadth of international, corporate and operating experience will serve Chevron well as we actively shape the company for continued long-term success," said John S. Watson, Chevron's chairman and chief executive officer. "In his current role, he has been instrumental in transforming our refining and fuels-marketing business outside the Americas." 

Nelson, currently president of International Products, replaces Joseph M. Naylor who was appointed vice president of Policy, Government and Public Affairs in February.  

In his new role, Nelson, 52, will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for the company, allocating capital and other resources, and determining operating unit performance measures and targets. He will report to Michael K. Wirth, executive vice president for Midstream and Development.  

Nelson joined Chevron in 1985 and over the course of his career has served in a variety of management positions in retail, marketing, operations and business planning. Prior to his current position, he served as president of Chevron Canada Limited, where he oversaw oil and gas exploration, production and marketing of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids in Canada. In 2003, he was named president of Global Lubricants and while continuing to run the lubricants business he led the Unocal integration into Chevron in 2005.

Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power and produces geothermal energy; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at

This article originally appeared on Chevron's website.

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