Photo: Jon Huntsman Jr. at the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China; Source: U.S. Government

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia rejoins Chevron board

U.S. energy major Chevron has re-elected one of its previous directors to the board of directors and two committees.

Chevron said on Tuesday that it re-elected Jon Huntsman Jr. to its board of directors, effective on 15 September 2020.

The company added that he would serve on the Management Compensation Committee and the Public Policy Committee.

Huntsman was a member of Chevron’s board from 2014 to 2017 and served on the Audit Committee, the Board Nominating and Governance Committee, and the Public Policy Committee during his tenure. He resigned to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Russia.

Chevron chairman and CEO Michael Wirth said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Jon back to Chevron’s board. Jon’s international experience, knowledge of our business, and leadership strengthens the company and benefits our shareholders”.

Huntsman’s career has spanned business, politics, and diplomacy. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Russia from 2017 through 2019.

He served as chairman of the Atlantic Council, a non-profit that promotes leadership and engagement in international affairs, from 2014 until 2017. Huntsman was also the chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization that financially supports research, education, and patient care initiatives at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah from 2012 until 2017.

He served in the administrations of five U.S. presidents and was a candidate for the Republican nomination for the President of the United States in 2011.

Apart from his Ambassador role in Russia, he was the Ambassador to China and Singapore. Other political roles include two consecutive terms as Governor of Utah from 2005 until 2009.

Before the governor role, he was the Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia.

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