Global Conference 2010
Vice President and Managing Executive, Chevron Technology Ventures
Trond Unneland is Vice President of the Venture Capital business unit of Chevron Technology Ventures. In this capacity, he is responsible for identifying and investing in promising new technology. He previously served as managing director and country manager for Chevron Norway and for Chevron Denmark, with management responsibility for the company′s upstream business. Unneland joined Chevron in 2000 as technology account manager for Chevron Energy Technology Company. He began his career as a petroleum engineer with Statoil in Bergen, Norway, working in offshore oil production operations; he was eventually named vice president of information technology in 1998. A native of Norway, Unneland graduated from Stavanger University, where he earned a bachelor′s degree in petroleum engineering and a master′s degree in reservoir engineering. He later received a Ph.D. from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and served as a visiting scholar at Stanford University.