Mike Wirth, chairman and chief executive officer of Chevron Corp., will serve as chairman of American Petroleum Institute’s (API) board of directors for a 2-year term. Wirth, who was elected chairman, effective Jan. 1, 2022, succeeds Greg Garland, chairman and chief executive officer of Phillips 66. Garland will remain a member of API’s executive committee.
“The oil and natural gas industry’s ongoing leadership and innovation are critical to advancing a lower carbon future and solving global energy challenges on a massive scale,” Wirth said. “It’s a privilege to lead API’s board in this moment of transformation as energy systems evolve to meet the demands of a changing world. API can harness the unique problem-solving talents, technologies and expertise of the industry to deliver affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy while addressing the challenge of climate change.”