Oil giant Chevron named Mark A. Nelson vice chairman and executive vice president of strategy, policy and development earlier this month, according to a recent announcement.
The move comes about five months after Nelson was named executive vice president of strategy, policy and development — a role which he took on after leading Chevron’s downstream and chemicals division for nearly four years, according to his LinkedIn bio.
In this new corporate officer role for Chevron, Nelson will lead the company’s strategy and sustainability, corporate affairs and business development functions, as well as take on additional corporate responsibilities.
“[Nelson] has worked in every segment of our business, and his results-driven approach positions him well to help execute our strategy and represent Chevron more broadly,” Michael K. Wirth, chairman and CEO of Chevron, said in the announcement.
Nelson has been with Chevron since 1985, first working in various engineering and marketing roles for the company for nearly two decades. Between 2003 and today, Nelson has held a handful of executive positions, such as president of international products, president of Chevron Canada and vice president of corporate strategic planning.
Last year, as Chevron took steps to expand its renewable fuel capabilities, Nelson spoke on the balance fuel companies face when aiming to lower the carbon intensity of oil and gas operations while growing lower carbon energy solutions.
“Traditional oil and gas operations play an essential role in the future of energy,” Nelson said last August. “The objective is efficiently reducing carbon intensity, not simply eliminating an existing option and creating unintended consequences.”
San Ramon, California-based Chevron is one of the world’s largest oil companies. In the U.S., Chevron owns more than 1,000 ExtraMile Convenience Stores through a joint venture with Jacksons Food Stores.