Full Name
Maru Suarez Williams
Job Title
Upstream Supply Chain Advisor, Corporate Procurement and Supply Chain Management
Speaker Bio
Marieugenia (Maru) Suarez Williams is a Supply Chain Management Advisor within Chevron Corporate Procurement/Supply Chain (PSCM) organization, a position she has held since October 2020 and located in Houston, Texas. In this role, she is responsible for leading efforts to shape the Procurement and Supply Chain strategies and plans for the 6 highest capital investment business units in Chevron’s global portfolio across North America region and Shale & Tight assets. She also serves as the chief of staff to the Upstream SCM general manager. Prior to her current role, she was the Global Category Management, Support Manager in Corporate PSCM, in which she co-led the global category management functional transformation. In addition, she orchestrated the 2020 Global PSCM response to COVID-19 and low oil prices which ranked Top 3 for the World Commerce Associations’ 2020 Innovation and Excellence Award.
Maru is passionate about diversity and inclusion. She chairs the Gulf Coast Executive Women Group at Chevron, with more than 200 members across US Gulf Coast, Colorado, and South America. In this role, she is responsible to drive strategies for women’s advancement. She also leads the Chevron Technology Center Diversity and Inclusion Council which promotes an inclusive culture and offers opportunities for all employees to learn and grow on diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging.
Maru began her career with Chevron as an Operations & Maintenance summer intern in Boscan field, Venezuela. In 2005, she joined Chevron full-time in Latin America Business Unit as part of the Supply Chain Leadership Development Program. During the next years, she held positions of increasing responsibility in Venezuela, Argentina, and United States including Global Logistics Category Management - Group Manager, Head of Supply Chain Management for Energy Technology Center, Midcontinent Business Unit as strategic procurement manager, and various Corporate Procurement SCM leadership roles in Houston.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad del Zulia in Venezuela, and her MBA in Arizona State University.
Maru is married and has a daughter. During her time off, she enjoys travelling, reading, Zumba dance fitness, and watch movies with her family.
Maru Suarez Williams