Dana F. Flanders is president of Chevron Technology Ventures, a division of Chevron that champions innovation, commercialization and integration of emerging technologies and related new business models within the corporation. Chevron Technology Ventures’ business units include biofuels, hydrogen, emerging energy, and venture capital. He assumed his current position in May 2006.
A native of Massachusetts, Flanders earned a bachelor of business administration (accounting) degree from the University of Massachusetts and a master of business administration in finance/ international business from Columbia University.
He joined Caltex Petroleum Corp., then a joint venture between Chevron and Texaco, in 1982 in the finance and accounting function. He was appointed chief financial officer and director of Caltex Oil Thailand in 1985. From 1985 to 1999, Flanders served in positions of increasing responsibility in finance, accounting, marketing and general management in a variety of domestic and international assignments. He was named chairman and chief executive officer of Caltex South Africa in 1999. In 2004, he was named advisor to the vice chairman for Chevron Corporation.
Earlier in his career, Flanders worked as a staff accountant for Price Waterhouse & Co. He became a certified public accountant in New York in 1981.