Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Desmond King

President, Chevron Technology Ventures


Desmond King is President of Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV). CTV is a division of Chevron that champions innovation, commercialization and integration of emerging technologies and business models within the corporation. Its business units include biofuels, emerging energy, venture capital and hydrogen. King joined Chevron in 1981, working at Chevron Research Company; then as technical and maintenance manager at Chevron's refinery in Burnaby, British Columbia; and as general manager of Alberta (Canada) Envirofuels. He returned to the United States as a managing director for Chevron Downstream and was named general manager of corporate strategic planning and, later, general manager of Chevron's refinery in Pembroke, Wales. For three years prior to joining CTV, King served as CEO of Caltex Australia, a leading oil refiner and fuel marketer there. King received a bachelor's degree from Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, and a doctorate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cambridge.


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