Chevron Names John Watson Vice Chairman

Chevron Corp. said Vice Chairman Peter J. Robertson will retire from the company and its board after more than 35 years of service at the San Ramon, Calif. oil company. Robertson will be succeeded by John Watson, currently executive vice president of strategy and development.

The company also named Charles A. James, currently vice president and general counsel, its executive vice president. These executive changes are effective April 1.

“By any measure, Peter’s contributions inside and outside Chevron have been remarkable,” said Chevron Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dave O’Reilly. “As vice chairman, Peter established himself as one of our industry’s most tireless, passionate and effective emissaries. For me personally, Peter has been a valued partner and a tremendous source of support in helping lead Chevron.”

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