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President, Chevron Technology Ventures and Vice President, Innovation

Barbara J. Burger

Barbara J. Burger is President, Chevron Technology Ventures and Vice President, Innovation. Burger joined Chevron in 1987 as a research chemist and has since held management positions across International Marketing, Chemicals, Technology Marketing, Lubricants and Technology Ventures. Her many civic and industry affiliations include leadership positions with Houston Exponential, the Houston Symphony Society and the Rice University Corporate Innovation Advisory Board. Beyond Houston she serves on the leadership counsel for Activate, the external advisory council for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the governing board of the MIT Energy Initiative, the MIT Visiting Committee as well as the Board of Oil and Gas Climate Initiative Climate Investment LLP. Burger is an active alumnus of the University of Rochester where she serves on the Board of Trustees and the university’s River Campus Libraries National Council. She established the Barbara J. Burger Endowed Scholarship in the Sciences and founded the Barbara J. Burger iZone, where students generate, refine, and communicate ideas for social, cultural, community and economic impact. At Caltech, she supports graduate women in Chemistry that aim to contribute through careers beyond academia and serves on the Strategic Advisory Board for the Resnick Sustainability Institute. Burger holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Rochester, a doctoral degree in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and an academic honor MBA in finance from the University of California, Berkeley.