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#95. Chevron: The Future Is Lower Carbon Energy

06.19.23 | Podcast | By:

#95. Chevron: The Future Is Lower Carbon Energy

Kaustav Sinha, Director, Global Strategic Partnerships, Chevron

Chevron believes the future of energy needs to be lower carbon, reliable and affordable. The company is taking a “portfolio approach” to carbon intensity reduction, investing in an array of different technologies to meet its carbon reduction targets. One of those technologies we discuss in this episode is Chevron’s partnership with Toyota and its recent road trip across the Southeast U.S. to test its new renewable gasoline formulation. Learn more about the road trip, how consumers and policymakers responded, and about what Chevron is planning for the future.

With Special Guest:

Kaustav Sinha, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Chevron

“We need to continue to learn from our past, plan for the future, but most importantly, act now on what is in our control and we believe working collaboratively with fuel producers and innovators in the automotive, agriculture and technologies sectors can promote adoption of these lower-carbon technologies like renewable gasoline blend.”

Kaustav Sinha is director of strategic partnerships. He is responsible for leading a global team across multiple Chevron business units to develop Chevron’s enterprise automotive OEM strategy and shape the potential for commercial, technology and advocacy partnerships with strategic OEM partners, with a focus on lower carbon solutions.

Prior to his current role, Kaustav was Manager, Global Strategic Account responsible for managing people, P&L, strategy, business development and operations of one of Chevron Oronite’s largest ustomer portfolios. He also led Chevron Oronite’s North American sales organization where he and his team played a key role in growing the regional business and developed a growth portfolio with multimillion-dollar opportunity pipeline. Previous assignments included global product segment management here he led one of Chevron Oronite’s key automotive growth projects from early development phase through commercialization. He has actively participated in several industry advocacy positions where he worked closely with various industry groups, energy companies and OEMs to develop new specifications and build strategic partnerships.

Prior to joining Chevron, he worked at Dow Chemical, Infineum (an ExxonMobil & Shell JV) and Ford Research in various technology, strategy, R&D and product development roles. He has over 15 years of technical, commercial and people management experience with focus on building and scaling new products, businesses, and teams in the energy/chemicals industry. He regularly engages in various diversity, inclusion and mentoring initiatives and is currently on the enterprise leadership team of Chevron’s elevate program (an inhouse diversity and inclusive initiative supported by Chevron’s CDIO).

He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Nevada Reno and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

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