Chevron taps Mike Wirth to be next CEO as Watson retires


HOUSTON (Reuters) - Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) said on Thursday that Vice Chairman Mike Wirth will become chief executive next February, replacing the retiring John Watson.

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The transition brings an executive with experience in the cost-cutting world of refining to the top spot at one of the world's largest oil and natural gas companies.

(Reporting by Ernest Scheyder; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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