Chevron Appoints Nigerian Engineer as CEO of its China Business Unit

American oil major Chevron Corp. has appointed Segun Kuteyi as Managing Director at Chevron China Business Unit.

He will lead Chevron’s value-chain business strategies in the world’s second largest economy.

As the President of Chevron China Energy Company (CCEC) Pte. Ltd. and Unocal East China Sea Ltd (UECSL), Kuteyi will navigate the company’s partnerships with all stakeholders in the south east Asian country.

UECSL has a contract with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) for natural gas development and production in Chuandongbei Block in the Sichuan Basin in southwestern China. CCEC works with partners to develop offshore energy resources in the South China Sea and in Bohai Bay.

“Operating under Chevron (China) Investment Co., Ltd and Chevron Hong Kong Limited, Chevron® and Caltex® brands have become an established marketer of lubricants and fuels products in China”, the company says on its website. Kuteyi will have oversight of these portfolios.

A 1993 graduate of Chemical Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria’s south west, Kuteyi has had executive education at Rice University, Harvard Law School and SMU Cox School of Business.

He joined Chevron as a process engineer on the Escravos Gas Plant (EGP) in 1996. He has moved up the rungs in roles with increasing responsibility across the value chain, including stints in Facilities/Project engineering, Terminal engineering, Asset Management, Strategy & Business Planning, Downstream Gas Operations and Pipeline & Power.

Kuteyi’s career breakthrough came in 2011, with the promotion to Project Manager for EGP3B, a crucial position that superintends Chevron Nigeria’s 600Million standard cubic feet per day capacity plant, in which a significant fraction of gas delivered in Nigeria’s domestic market is processed. Kuteyi is going to China from Houston, Texas, where he was part of the Chevron Pipeline & Power team.


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27 comments

  1. Kayode Ayeni says:

    Congrats to Mr. Segun Kuteyi. We wish him success in this major assignment.

    • Massa Ebimoghan says:

      Congrats 👌 Mr Segun Kuteyi, praying for God’s protection, knwdge, wisdom and understanding to pilot the affairs of the new assignment to God’s glory in mankind IJMN 🙏.

    • Ganiyu Agunbiade says:

      Congratulations to Segun Kuteyi. We are proud of you as a Nigerian, we alumnus of great Ifè are proud of you for this giant stride. May Jehovah make you great success in Jesus mighty name amen

      • KELVIN ORHERHE says:

        On behalf of me and my crew (OCG) we congratulate you on your new appointment, may almighty God grant you the strength, understanding and wisdom to pilot the affairs of your new position. IJNM

        • John Otolorin says:

          Congratulations 🎉 Engineer Segun Kuteyi. May the Lord grant you the capacity to shoulder this high call. The good Lord Who has helped in the past years will lead you through. Congratulations.

      • ADEBISI ADE-ONOJOBI-DANIEL says:

        oC

    • John Idowu Kolawole says:

      Congratulations to You Segun Kuteyi.,may the good lord continue to increase your knowledge and direct your steps.

    • Olagboye Adesanya says:

      Segun, May the Lord work with you. Congratulation.

  2. Obukaroro Ovadje says:

    A great achievement, arising from diligence, dedication and hard work. Congratulations Mr. Kuteyi.

    • Hearty congratulations on your well-deserved preferment. All the best wishes in your highly inspiring career.

    • Godwin O. Enibueta says:

      Segun Kuteyi was my Project Manager in the Chevron EGP3B Project from 2011 to 2014 under the Gas Projects/Major Capital Projects. He demonstrated indepth technical and leadership capabilities throughout his stay on the project. He is always very calm in the face of ruffling challenges. His appointment is a demonstration of the abundance of highly skilled human resources in Nigeria.
      Segun will no doubt make huge impact in his new role as the Managing Director of Chevron China.

      Engr. Godwin O. Enibueta (MNSE)

      • Olufemi Joseph says:

        Bravo! Eng. Segun Kuteyi. May God sustain you on the ladder and bless you with added resources to move up. I wish you success in your new station.

    • Depo Ogungbade says:

      Congratulations Segun on your new appointment. May God guide you to success in your new role as CEO Chevron China Business Unit. Amen

    • Ade says:

      Mr Segun am happy for u omo Yoruba atata omo odua 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾👑👑👑👑👑🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅💐💐💐🌻🌻🌻🌺🌺🌺🌷👏👏👏👏👏 d is msg from Adekoya .a. ijebu no 1

  3. C. Don Adinuba says:

    A very important achievement for not just Segun but also our nation.

  4. Gideon Oyeyinka says:

    Big Congratulations Mr. Segun. Wishing you the very best all the way

  5. Engr. Prof. Olufemi Adebola Koya says:

    We at Great Ife are extremely proud of you Segun Kuteyi, you are adding one more brilliant glow to the number of our shinning ambassadors!
    Keep flying high, the gene is in you!
    Greetings from all of us at Great Ife.

  6. Muhammad Sani says:

    Congratulations wishing you all the best!

  7. Ron MGBATOGU says:

    Congratulations to Mr. Segun Kuteyi. I wish him good success in his new role.

    This is the type of news that is soothing music to the ears of well-meaning Nigerians. And so oddly they come from our sterling performances outside not the shambolic outputs of mediocre players who occupy high positions on account of ethno- religious considerations.

  8. Ade. A. Afolabi. says:

    Congratulations Segun, more grease to your elbows.

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