Neville Fernandes has more than 30 years of experience in the renewable fuels, petroleum and chemical industries in a variety of roles including business development, sales, marketing, EHS and process engineering. He currently serves as Vice President, responsible for Corporate Affairs and Development, Communications and Environmental and Social Responsibility (ESR) for Chevron Renewable Energy Group. In this position, Mr. Fernandes provides strategic thought leadership regarding public policy and leads early stages of strategic business development opportunities.
Prior to Chevron Renewable Energy Group, Mr. Fernandes held various managerial roles at Neste, including General Manager and President of Neste U.S., Inc., where he led the business development and sales and marketing teams. Mr. Fernandes led the team that successfully commercialized renewable diesel in the U.S. and Canada a decade ago. He also headed up the sustainable aviation fuel development project and managed the sales of sustainable aviation fuel in the U.S.
Mr. Fernandes serves as a governing board member for the Clean Fuels Alliance America (CFAA). He is a co-founder and past Chairman of the Advanced Biofuels Association based in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Fernandes holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University as well as a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the Schulich School of Business in Canada. He is also a licensed engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario.