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Chevron Nigeria Appoints Jim Swartz As New MD


Chevron Nigeria Limited has appointed a new Chairman and Managing Director, Jim Swartz.

This was contained in statement made available to The PUNCH on Wednesday by the firm’s General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs Esimaje Brikinn.

According to the statement, Swartz was appointed “as the Chairman and Managing Director of Chevron Nigeria/Mid-Africa Business Unit, effective April 1, 2024.”

Until his appointment, Swartz was the Vice President, Capital Projects based in Houston, USA.

“He brings a wealth of experience in the upstream business and a proven ability to build effective partnerships with stakeholders,” the statement said.

A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he received a Bachelor of Science in Geology, Swartz also obtained a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Oklahoma.

He was said to have joined Chevron in 1990 as a Geologist in Louisiana and has since held positions of increasing responsibility in Angola and the United States.

Swartz replaces Richard (Rick) Kennedy, “who has elected to retire after almost 40 years of service to the company.”

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