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Chevron makes leadership changes and adds new board member

U.S. oil major Chevron has made a couple of leadership changes and added a new member to its board of directors.

Chevron said on Wednesday it had named Al Williams vice president of corporate affairs and also appointed Paul Antebi vice president and general tax counsel.

The appointments are effective 1 March 2021 and 1 February 2021, respectively.

Williams succeeds Dale Walsh who is retiring after 38 years of service. Williams, currently managing director of Chevron Australia and head of the Australasia business unit, will oversee government affairs, public affairs, social investment and performance, and the company’s worldwide efforts to protect and enhance its reputation.

He will report to Chevron Chairman and CEO Michael Wirth.

“Al’s career with Chevron has featured multiple international assignments as well as responsibility for some of our most important U.S.-based operations in all three segments of Chevron’s business – Upstream, Midstream and Downstream”, said Wirth

Antebi succeeds C.N. (Sandy) Macfarlane, who is retiring after 36 years. Antebi, currently Chevron’s Deputy General Tax Counsel, will be responsible for directing Chevron’s worldwide tax activities. Antebi will report to Chevron Vice President and CFO Pierre Breber.

“Over the course of his career at Unocal and Chevron, Paul has a track record of achievement, establishing himself as an expert in his discipline and a proven leader”, Wirth said.

Also on Wednesday, Chevron announced that Marillyn A. Hewson has been elected to Chevron’s board of directors, effective 1 January 2021. She will serve on the Audit Committee of the Board.

Marillyn A. Hewson, a new board member at Chevron
Marillyn A. Hewson, a new board member at Chevron

Hewson is executive chairman of Lockheed Martin Corporation. She served as Lockheed Martin’s chairman, president and a chief executive officer from January 2014 to June 2020 and held the positions of president and the chief executive officer from January 2013 to December 2013.

Wirth said: “Marillyn is one of the world’s most accomplished business leaders. She brings valuable global business experience as well as decades of perspective on international commerce and geopolitics to our board, and will make our company better”.

Hewson joined Lockheed Martin more than 35 years ago as an industrial engineer. During her career, she has held leadership positions across the corporation.

She currently serves on the board of directors of Johnson & Johnson, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, the Board of Governors of the USO, and as chair of the Catalyst Board of Directors. Hewson has served on several U.S. government advisory bodies, including her current appointment to the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.