John S. Watson was born in California in 1956. He graduated with a B.A. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis in 1978. Two years later, he received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School Of Business.
John S. Watson has been the acting Chairman and CEO of Chevron Corp. since 2010. Watson served as an Executive VP of Strategy & Development for Chevron between January 1, 2008 and April 1, 2009. He also worked as CFO between 2001 and 2005.
He served as the Chairman and Director of American Petroleum Institute Inc. from January 2011 to December 2012. Watson was the Vice Chairman of the Board of Chevron Corp. from April 1, 2009 to 2010 and was in charge of strategic business development; strategic planning; government and public affairs, and mergers and acquisitions among other senior responsibilities.