Ellen Nielsen, CDO, Chevron
Ellen is currently the Chief Data Officer of Chevron and is responsible for making data accessible and trusted to enable better decision making and create value throughout the enterprise. She joined Chevron in 2018 as General Manager of Category Management in supply chain and provided leadership to improve sourcing strategies, organizational capabilities, and supplier relationship management.
During her nearly 30-year career, Ellen worked in IT and procurement/supply chain in numerous industries including IT, automotive, FMCG and recently in Oil & Gas in senior and executive roles with companies like Henkel, Hewlett-Packard, GE and Siemens. She has served in several leadership roles of increasing responsibility in procurement/supply chain, as CIO and head of Shared Services for North and Latin America. Ellen is very experienced managing change and has led international teams in fast-moving, disrupted industries through digital transformations, multiple acquisition integrations and business transformations, creating significant value.
Ellen is in the advisory board of PIDX (Petroleum Industry Data eXchange) to support process, information, and technology standards in the Oil & Gas industry. She is member of the advisory board of WLDA (Women Leaders in Data and AI), supporting women entering the field as a professional career. At Chevron, Ellen serves as an advisory board member of the largest employee network in Houston.
She holds a degree of IT engineering and is an avid skier, golfer, hiker. Ellen is a lifelong learner and describes herself as a very curious person.