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Chevron names president of Africa/LatAm exploration and production

Chevron CorporationChevron Corporation, an integrated energy company, named Clay Neff president of Chevron Africa and Latin America exploration and production, effective January 1, 2017.

In his current role, Mr. Neff is responsible for Chevron’s upstream operations in Nigeria and West Africa. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1984 and joined Chevron the following year as a drilling engineer.

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Since then, he has held numerous engineering, operations, commercial and management positions of increasing responsibility in the United States, Angola and Nigeria.

Mr. Neff is also the chairman of the board of trustees for the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), chairman of the Oil Producers Trade Section of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Mr. Neff succeeds Ali Moshiri, who will retire from Chevron after 38 years of distinguished service, effective April 1, 2017, consistent with the company’s mandatory retirement policy.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Moshiri has developed significant operational and international experience.

He has held key leadership roles throughout the enterprise, including manager of Petroleum and Facilities Engineering, general manager of Strategic Planning and Assets Evaluation for Chevron Overseas Petroleum, general manager and advisor to the vice chairman of the board of Chevron Corporation Exploration and Production, and managing director of Chevron Latin America Exploration and Production Company.

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