Chevron CEO Watson to receive Atlantic Council award

April 4, 2013

Chevron Corp. Chairman and CEO John S. Watson will receive the Distinguished Business Leadership Award from the Atlantic Council, on 1 May 2013, in Washington, D.C.

“These awards are designed to spotlight the inspired leadership our complex world requires,” said Brent Scowcroft, Atlantic Council interim chairman, “while at the same time representing essential pillars of the transatlantic relationship: political, business, arts, and humanitarian leadership.”

Chevron CEO John S. Watson John S. Watson (Image: Chevron)

Watson was promoted to his present position in 2010, after serving as vice chairman of the board from 2009 to 2010, when he was responsible for business development; mergers and acquisitions; strategic planning; corporate compliance; policy, government and public affairs; procurement; and the Project Resources Company. In 2008, he was elected executive vice president for strategy and development. In 2005, Watson was elected president of Chevron International Exploration and Production Company. In 2000, he led the company's integration effort following the Chevron-Texaco merger and then became the corporation's chief financial officer. In 1998, he was elected a vice president of the corporation, with responsibility for strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to being elected president of Chevron Canada Limited in 1996, he held financial, analytical and supervisory positions.

Watson began his career in 1980 when he joined Chevron as a financial analyst. He earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from the University of California at Davis in 1978 and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago in 1980.

The Atlantic Council said, "Watson is responsibly and successfully leading America’s third largest corporation at a time of revolutionary changes in the global energy market. Chevron has been a leader in not only the dramatic growth of US gas and oil production, but global production of energy resources vital to human progress, economic growth, and energy security."

The Atlantic Council is a nonpartisan organization that promotes constructive US and European leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic community in meeting today’s global challenges. For more information, visit www.acus.org



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