VP, Sales & Marketing, Chevron Oronite Company LLC
Jirong Xiao is Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for Chevron Oronite, a global leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing quality additives that improve the performance of fuels and lubricants. Earlier this year, Mr. Xiao received the prestigious 2018 “F&L (Fuel & Lubes) Person of the Year” Award for his exceptional contributions to the industry.
He has held executive and senior leadership positions in various Chevron organizations in technology, business and project management. He joined Chevron Research and Technology Company as a research engineer in the Lubricants Base Oils area. His subsequent roles included sales and marketing manager in Technology Marketing at Chevron Products, as Research and Development and New Business Manager for new refining, gas to liquid and heavy oil conversion technologies, and as Technology Director for Advanced Refining Technologies and Chevron Lummus Global. He served as Service Center Manager in Chevron Marketing, and prior to his current role, he served as Vice President, Products and Technology at Oronite.
Mr. Xiao’s leadership and impressive record of achievements have been instrumental in fueling Oronite’s growth in Asia over the past 10 years. He has also served as Executive Sponsor and Advisor of Chevron’s Asian Employee Network with nearly 3,000 members and eight global chapters. His leadership helped Chevron earn several honors in 2017 from the Asia Society including “Best Employer for Asian Pacific Americans to Develop Workforce Skills” and “Best Employer for Sponsorship.” Ten years ago, he partnered with a small group of Asian executives from leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area who worked with Stanford University and Ascend to create a unique Advanced Leadership Program for Asian-American Executives which now includes participants from many leading companies. Over 100 Chevron participants have successfully completed the program. A native of Shanghai, he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from the East China Institute of Chemical Technology in Shanghai. He earned a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.