John S. Watson

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John S. Watson, retired chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Chevron Corporation, has been elected to the Cargill Board of Directors, effective today. (2017)

"Watson retired from Chevron and its board after a distinguished 37-year career at the company. Joining Chevron in 1980 as a financial analyst, he went on to hold financial, analytical and supervisory positions before being appointed president of Chevron Canada Limited in 1996. In 1998, he was named a corporate vice president with responsibility for strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. In 2000, Watson led the integration following the Chevron-Texaco merger and became the company’s chief financial officer. In 2005, he was elected president of Chevron’s international exploration and production company, and, in 2008, elected executive vice president for strategy and development. Watson served as vice chairman of the board before being elected chairman and CEO in 2010. His retirement from the company and its board on Feb. 1 was announced by Chevron on Sept. 28, 2017." [1]

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