PETROLEUM EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR 2004
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (ChevronTexaco)
David O'Reilly was singled out by his peers for his strong leadership of Chevron during and after its merger with Texaco and the company's recent robust financial and operational performance.
Mr. O'Reilly began his career with Chevron Research Co. as a process engineer. After serving in positions of increasing responsibility, in 1989, O'Reilly was elected senior vice president and chief operating officer of Chevron Chemical Co. In 1991, O'Reilly was elected a vice president of Chevron Corporation, responsible for strategic planning and coordination of the company's quality improvement activities. In 1994, he was elected president of Chevron Products Co., responsible for the company's U.S. refining and marketing operations. In 1998, he served as vice chairman of the board of Chevron Corp., responsible for Chevron's worldwide exploration and production and corporate human resources. He was elected chairman of the board and chief executive officer on January 1, 2000.
Mr. O'Reilly earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1968 from University College, Dublin, from which he also received an honorary doctor of science degree in June 2002.