John S. Watson (Chevron CEO)
John S. Watson in June 2010
|Born||1956 (age 60–61)|
|Residence||San Ramon, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of California, Davis (BA)
University of Chicago (MBA)
|Occupation||Chairman and CEO of Chevron|
|Predecessor||David J. O'Reilly|
John S. Watson was born in California in 1956. In 1978, he graduated with a B.A. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis, and in 1980 he received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
In 1980, he joined the Chevron Corporation. He served as its Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2005. From 2009 to 2010, he was Vice-Chairman of the Board. Since 2010, he has served as Chairman and CEO.
He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the American Petroleum Institute, and on the Board of Directors of Caltex, Dynegy (2001–2004), the National Petroleum Council, the Business Council, the Business Roundtable, JPMorgan International Council, the American Society of Corporate Executives, and the Animal Rescue Foundation.
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