Chevron makes executive changes

Chevron Corp. has promoted John S. Watson to vice-chairman. Currently serving as executive vice-president, strategy and development, he succeeds Peter J. Robertson, who is retiring from the company after more than 35 years.

Mar 9th, 2009

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 9-- Chevron Corp. has promoted John S. Watson to vice-chairman. Currently serving as executive vice-president, strategy and development, he succeeds Peter J. Robertson, who is retiring from the company after more than 35 years.

The company also named current vice-president and general counsel Charles A. James as executive vice-president. These executive changes are effective Apr. 1.

Watson joined the company in 1980 as a financial analyst. He assumed his current position in 2008. As vice-chairman, Watson will add corporate compliance and policy, government, and public affairs to his broad portfolio of responsibilities.

Robertson joined Chevron in 1973. He was named president of Chevron USA Production Co. in 1997. In 2000, Robertson became president of Chevron Overseas Petroleum Inc. He has served as vice-chairman since 2002.

James will oversee the company's legal, corporate governance, human resources, and security organizations. James joined Chevron in 2002 after serving as assistant attorney general in charge of the antitrust division at the US Department of Justice.

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