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    Chevron Names Africa/LatAm Chief



Chevron has named Clay Neff to succeed Ali Moshiri as president of Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production.

by: Mark Smedley

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Chevron Names Africa/LatAm Chief

Chevron has named Clay Neff as president of Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production, effective January 1, 2017.

Neff, currently managing director of Chevron's upstream operations in Nigeria and West Africa, succeeds Ali Moshiri who will retire from Chevron after 38 years effective April 1 2017 consistent with the US major's mandatory retirement policy.

In his future role, Neff will oversee Chevron's upstream activities in 15 countries across Africa and Latin America and will report to Jay Johnson, Chevron's upstream executive vice president. He joined Chevron in 1985 as a drilling engineer and since has held engineering, operations, commercial and management positions of increasing responsibility in the US, Angola and Nigeria. 

Chevron's Clay Neff (Photo source: foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta, PIND)

"Clay's broad operating experience, particularly in Africa, makes him highly qualified to lead these two key regions for our business," said Chevron CEO John Watson, adding: "Ali has played a central and critical role in growing our business in Africa and Latin America. He has also distinguished himself as a champion of Chevron's commitment to economic and social development in the areas in which we operate."


Mark Smedley