mitra basiri kashanchi

president, chevron chemicals

Portrait of  Mitra Basiri Kashanchi. Portrait of  Mitra Basiri Kashanchi.

Mitra Basiri Kashanchi is the president of Chevron Chemicals, a position she has held since April 2023. 


Mitra began her career with Chevron in 1991. She most recently served as the vice president, Manufacturing & Supply for Chevron Oronite. Before then, she was general manager of Chevron’s Salt Lake Refinery for three years. During her Salt Lake assignment, Mitra oversaw the execution of Chevron’s first cutting edge ISOALKYTM technology. 


Prior to her Salt Lake role, Mitra was the refinery business manager for the Richmond Refinery hydroprocessing business unit. She also served as the operations manager for the Chevron refinery in Burnaby, British Columbia. From 1991 to 2012, Mitra worked at the El Segundo Refinery in various roles, including an assignment as the refinery system division’s section head, where she was responsible for three cogeneration units, the water treatment unit, blending, and shipping and wharf operations. 


Mitra earned a bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry from Iran National University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in physical chemistry, both from California State University, Long Beach.