Chevron leadership changes

Source: press release, 3 December 2020

Chevron’s chairman and CEO, Michael Wirth
Chevron’s chairman and CEO, Michael Wirth (photo: Chevron)

Chevron Corporation has named Al Williams vice president of corporate affairs, effective March 1, 2021. The company also appointed Paul Antebi vice president and general tax counsel, effective February 1, 2021.

Williams succeeds Dale Walsh who is retiring after 38 years of distinguished 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,” says Wirth. “He brings deep knowledge of our business, global perspective and is a proven leader. Al will be a valued addition to our leadership team at a time of increasing regulatory, social and political complexity for all our businesses.”

“I’m truly grateful to Dale for the contributions he’s made to Chevron’s success over the course of almost four decades,” Wirth adds. “Dale has been a trusted advisor to me, an accomplished business leader and an outstanding colleague. Throughout his career in downstream, as well as his time as a corporate officer, Dale has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to creating value for all our stakeholders.”

In a separate appointment, Paul Antebi has been named vice president and general tax counsel. He succeeds C.N. (Sandy) Macfarlane, who is retiring after 36 years of outstanding performance. 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 says. “Sandy has led our tax function with a high degree of professionalism and integrity for the last decade. He is a recognised leader across the tax industry and leaves a strong legacy of accomplishment and business partnership.”