Global Conference 2010
Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Chevron
Jay Pryor is Chevron Corporation′s Vice President for Corporate Business Development, a position he has held since 2006. He joined Chevron U.S.A. Production Co. in 1979 as a petroleum engineer and later held a succession of management positions in Asia, the United States, Europe and the former Soviet Union. Most recently he helped establish Chevron′s presence in Turkmenistan. In 1992, Pryor joined Chevron Overseas Petroleum Inc. as manager of petroleum engineering in a newly established joint venture in Kazakhstan. In 1996 he transferred to San Ramon, Calif., as sponsor in charge of career development for operations personnel. In 1999, Pryor became managing director of the Asia South business unit and managing director of Chevron Offshore (Thailand) Ltd., and was later named managing director of Chevron Nigeria Ltd., directing Chevron′s operations in West Africa, including Nigeria, São Tomé, Chad and in Equatorial Guinea. Pryor holds a bachelor′s degree in petroleum engineering from Mississippi State University.