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Chevron Appoints Next VP and Controller

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Chevron Corporation has appointed Alana K Knowles as its new vice president and controller, effective March 1, 2023. Knowles will succeed David A Inchausti, who will resign effective February 28, 2023, and is expected to retire from the company in April 2023 after 35 years of service.

Ms Knowles will lead Chevron’s accounting policy and external reporting, financial reporting and analysis, internal controls and digital finance organizations. She will report to Pierre Breber, Chevron’s vice president and chief financial officer.

Michael Wirth, Chevron chairman and CEO, said: “Alana’s breadth of experience, strong leadership skills, and track record of delivering results have prepared her well for this important senior management position.”

Currently vice president of Finance, Downstream & Chemicals and Midstream, Ms Knowles began her career with Chevron in 1988, supporting North America upstream in an accounting and finance capacity. She advanced to positions of increasing responsibility including manager of the Money Markets Group in Corporate Treasury, finance manager at the Richmond Refinery, manager of Investor Relations, vice-president of Finance for Chevron Gas & Midstream, comptroller for Global Downstream & Chemicals and assistant treasurer for OpCo Financing. Knowles earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento.

Mr Inchausti joined Chevron in 1988 and has held a number of operational and corporate finance positions around the world. Prior to his current role, Mr Inchausti served as deputy comptroller, and previously as comptroller for Chevron’s Upstream organization. Before that, he held a variety of finance positions of increasing responsibility in Upstream operations in Kazakhstan, Thailand, Venezuela, Angola and Indonesia over a 20-year period.

Mr Wirth said of Mr Inchausti: “Dave led our Controllers team through a pandemic, multiple acquisitions, complex systems upgrades, and transformation of the Controllers organization. We will miss his empathetic leadership, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and deep understanding of our business.”

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with an aim to produce affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas, manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives, and develops technologies that enhance businesses and the industry. Chevron states that it is focused on lowering the carbon intensity of its operations and growing lower carbon businesses along with traditional business lines.

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