Peter L. (Pete) Cella is president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical.
Before his election to president and CEO, Cella served as senior vice president of petrochemicals for BASF Corporation. His prior experience also includes serving as CEO of Ineos Nitriles, part of the Ineos Group, a position to which he was named in 2005. He has also served as senior vice president of Innovene, LLC and held various positions with BP, P.L.C., as business unit leader of global olefin specialties and derivatives, president of fabrics and fibers, and manager of chemicals planning and strategy.
Following his studies at Northwestern University in 1981, Cella was recruited to Amoco Corporation, where he held various decision support positions with Amoco’s upstream business between 1981 and 1988. From 1988 until the merger with BP in 1999, Pete held various positions of increasing responsibility with Amoco Chemical Company.
Cella received a bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of Illinois in 1979 and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University.
Cella also serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the American Chemistry Council, the Executive Committee for the Society of Chemical Industry, and the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas.