Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) made three key appointments to its executive team and realigning its existing technology and services organizations, the company announced on Oct. 7.
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, Jay Johnson will become senior vice president of upstream and Joe Geagea will become senior vice president of technology, projects and services. The new roles will report to George Kirkland, vice chairman and executive vice president of pstream. Also effective Jan. 1, 2014, Pierre Breber will become corporate vice president and president of Chevron Gas and Midstream, reporting to John Watson, chairman of the board and CEO. Following Kirkland's planned retirement in 2015, consistent with the company's mandatory retirement policy, Johnson and Geagea will report to Watson.
"These appointments ensure a smooth transition in our upstream business and simplify the delivery of technology and services to all of our businesses," Watson said in the release. "Jay, Joe and Pierre are experienced leaders who will enhance a very effective leadership team."
Johnson, 54, currently is president of Chevron's Europe, Eurasia and Middle East E&P company, based in London. He joined Chevron in 1981 and previously has been managing director of the Australia and Eurasia upstream business units.
Johnson will lead an upstream organization that continues to have four regional operating companies:
Geagea, 54, will lead a new organization composed of energy and information technology, capital projects management, procurement, upstream production services and workforce development organizations. These groups will support the company's upstream, downstream and midstream businesses. Geagea, who joined Chevron in 1982, has held positions in each of these three areas. He is the current president of Chevron Gas and Midstream and previously was the managing director of the Asia South upstream business unit and president of the company's downstream operations in East Africa, the Middle East and Pakistan.
Breber, 49, currently is managing director of the Asia South upstream business unit, based in Bangkok, Thailand. He joined Chevron in 1989 and previously has held senior roles in Chevron's finance organization, including corporate vice president and treasurer. He will lead a gas and midstream business that was reorganized earlier this year to consolidate trading operations and strengthen its support to the upstream and downstream businesses.
Chevron Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. The company is headquartered in San Ramon, Calif.