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Meet Peter J. Robertson

Independent Senior Advisor, Oil & Gas, Deloitte LLP

Peter J. Robertson serves as an Independent Senior Advisor to the Oil & Gas group of Deloitte LLP. As the former vice chairman of the board of directors of Chevron Corporation, Peter has over 40 years of industry experience and advises Deloitte’s oil and gas leadership on the critical issues facing the industry.

An internationally recognized executive known for his pragmatic leadership style and deep integrity, Peter spent 35 years at Chevron, serving in a variety of leadership positions, including seven years as vice chairman of the board of directors of Chevron Corporation. As vice chairman he had a wide variety of responsibilities including direction of the company’s worldwide exploration, production and global gas businesses; corporate strategic planning; policy, government and public affairs; corporate human resources; security; and compliance.

A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Peter earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Edinburgh University, and is the recipient of a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, where he attended as a Thouron Scholar.

He joined Unocal in 1971 and Chevron in 1973. Between 1973 and 1991, he worked in the United Kingdom and the United States in positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s finance organization. In October 1989, Peter was elected vice president of finance for Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

In October 1991, he was named president of Warren Petroleum Co., Chevron’s former natural gas liquids subsidiary, headquartered in Tulsa, OK; and, on September 1, 1994, was elected a vice president of Chevron Corp., responsible for strategic planning.

In March 1997, Peter was elected president of Chevron U.S.A. and a vice president of Chevron Corp., responsible for Chevron’s North American exploration and production operations, headquartered in Houston, Texas. In January 2000, he was named president of Chevron Overseas Petroleum Inc. (COPI) where he was responsible for directing Chevron’s oil exploration and production activities around the world.

Current affiliations:

  • Deloitte LLP, Independent Senior Advisor
  • Jacobs Engineering Group, Non-Executive Director
  • Sasol Corporation, Non-Executive Director
  • Campbell Lutyens and Company Ltd., Advisory Director
  • U.S. – Saudi Arabian Business Council, U.S. Co-Chairman
  • World Affairs Council of Northern California, Chairman
  • International House at Berkeley, Vice-Chairman

Former affiliations:

  • Chevron Corporation, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • KRG Capital Partners, Advisor
  • Resources for the Future, a Washington D.C. non-partisan think tank on global resource issues, Director
  • Scottish Enterprise International Advisory Board
  • The United Way of the Bay Area, Campaign Chairman
  • Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, Corporate Advisory Board
  • U.S. Energy Association, Chairman
  • U.S. Russia Business Council, Director
  • Sasol Chevron Holdings, Director
  • Dynegy Inc., Director
  • Caltex Petroleum Corp., Director
  • American Petroleum Institute, Director


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