press release Kevin Lyon named Managing Director of Chevron IndoAsia Business Unit

Lyon succeeds Chuck Taylor who will retire in early 2019 after a 38-year career

Jakarta, Indonesia, August 29, 2018 – The Chevron IndoAsia Business Unit (IBU) today named Kevin Lyon its Managing Director, effective October 1, 2018.

Lyon, 52, succeeds Chuck Taylor who will retire from Chevron in early 2019 after 38 years of distinguished service to pursue other opportunities. Lyon will oversee the company’s exploration and production activities in Indonesia and the Philippines.

As the head of upstream operations in Indonesia and the Philippines for the past five years, Taylor has led the IBU in delivering outstanding operational performance and business results. Over the course of his career, Taylor has held management and engineering positions in the US, UK, Nigeria and Indonesia.

Lyon brings demonstrated leadership and operational experience to his new role. Over his 30-year career, Lyon has held numerous engineering and management positions in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nigeria, Netherlands, the Philippines and the US. Prior to his current position as Special Advisor for IBU, Lyon was the Country Manager and President of Chevron Bangladesh managing over half of the country’s daily natural gas production, a position he held from 2015 to 2018.

Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies and through its Indonesian subsidiaries, including PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia, has been present in Indonesia for 94 years. With the ingenuity and commitment of highly skilled and dedicated employees, and through these subsidiaries, Chevron leads as one of Indonesia's largest producers of crude oil. From onshore oil fields in Riau, Sumatra and our offshore fields in East Kalimantan, these companies have produced more than 13 billion barrels of oil to meet the energy needs of Indonesia's growing economy. In operating the oil and gas blocks in Indonesia, the companies work under the supervision and direction of SKK Migas based on Production Sharing Contract terms. For further information about Chevron in Indonesia, visit

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