Alana K. Knowles has been appointed by Chevron Corporation as vice president and controller, beginning March 1, 2023. David A. Inchausti, who will step down from that post as of February 28, 2023, and who is anticipated to retire from the corporation in April 2023 after 35 years of service, will be replaced by Knowles.
Knowles will oversee Chevron’s internal controls, digital finance, financial reporting and analysis, accounting policy, and external reporting organisations. The vice president and chief financial officer of Chevron, Pierre Breber, will be her immediate supervisor.
“Alana’s breadth of experience, strong leadership skills, and track record of delivering results have prepared her well for this important senior management position,” said Chevron Chairman and CEO Michael Wirth.
Knowles started her career with Chevron in 1988 as an accounting and financial supporter for North America Upstream. She is currently vice president – Finance, Downstream & Chemicals and Midstream. She worked her way up to more senior roles, such as manager of the Money Markets Group in Corporate Treasury, finance manager at the Richmond Refinery, manager of investor relations, vice-president of Finance at Chevron Gas & Midstream, comptroller for Global Downstream & Chemicals, and assistant treasurer for OpCo Financing. Knowles graduated with a Business Administration bachelor’s degree from California State University Sacramento.
Commenting on Inchausti, Wirth said: “Dave led our Controllers team through a pandemic, multiple acquisitions, complex systems upgrades, and transformation of the Controllers organization. We will miss his empathetic leadership, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and deep understanding of our business.”