Chevron Chairman and CEO Mike Wirth Elected Chairman of API Board
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WASHINGTON, February 2, 2022 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today announced that Chevron Chairman and CEO Mike Wirth will serve as chairman of API’s Board of Directors for a two-year term. Wirth, who was elected chairman, effective January 1, 2022, succeeds Phillips 66 Chairman and CEO Greg Garland, who 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,” Chevron Chairman and CEO Mike 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.”
“In this defining moment for America’s energy future, API is honored to have Mike Wirth’s vision, experience, and leadership at the helm of our Board of Directors,” API President and CEO Mike Sommers said. “Greg’s wisdom has been invaluable to our industry as we confronted truly unprecedented times during his tenure, and I am especially grateful for Greg’s leadership as we developed API’s Climate Action Framework.”
Wirth was elected chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Chevron Corporation by Chevron’s board of directors in September 2017 and assumed the roles on February 1, 2018. Prior to his current role, Wirth served as vice chairman of the board in 2017 and executive vice president of Midstream & Development for Chevron Corporation from 2016 to 2018. In that role, he was responsible for supply and trading, shipping, pipeline and power operating units, as well as corporate strategy; business development; and policy, government and public affairs. Wirth was executive vice president of Downstream & Chemicals from 2006 to 2015 and served as president of Global Supply and Trading from 2003 to 2006. Wirth serves on the board of directors of Catalyst and the executive committee of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He is also a member of The Business Council, the National Petroleum Council, the Business Roundtable, the American Society of Corporate Executives, and the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable.
API represents all segments of America’s natural gas and oil industry, which supports more than 11 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of millions of Americans. Its nearly 600 members produce, process and distribute the majority of the nation’s energy, and participate in API Energy Excellence®, which is accelerating environmental and safety progress by fostering new technologies and transparent reporting. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization and has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.