George Kirkland - Chevron Corporation
Chevron Corporation confirmed that George L. Kirkland, vice chairman and executive vice president, Upstream, will retire from the company, effective June 15. He will be succeeded by James W. (Jay) Johnson, as executive vice president, Upstream, effective June 16.
"George's business acumen and deep operational knowledge of our industry have helped create enormous value for Chevron and our shareholders over many years," said John Watson, chairman and CEO. "I am confident our track record of success in the upstream will continue under Jay's leadership, as his broad base of experience has prepared him well for the job."
Kirkland, 64, joined Chevron in 1974. He was named executive vice president of Upstream in 2005 and elected vice chairman in 2010. During his career he has held numerous assignments across the company's worldwide operations, including leadership roles in Indonesia and Nigeria, as well as president of the North America and international upstream businesses.