Mitra Basiri Kashanchi currently serves as the Operations Manager for Chevron Refinery in Metro Vancouver area in British Columbia. Mitra is responsible for safe and reliable daily operations of the refinery with minimum impact on environment/ surrounding community, while maximizing the productivity and profitability of the operations. Prior to moving to Canada, Mitra worked for 20 years in Chevron El Segundo refinery where she worked as Analytical Chemist, Process Engineer, Lead Engineer, Operations coordinator and Operations Superintendent. Mitra is the first female operations manager in Chevron refining system and is an active member of Chevron�s woman network. She also mentors female engineers in her tenure. Throughout her career, Mitra has been recognized for her unique leadership quality of identifying talents and matching employees interest with career opportunities. She has received many recognition awards including Refinery manager award for her leadership style. Mrs. Kashanchi holds a Bachelor�s degree in Chemistry from National University of Iran, a Bachelor�s degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master�s degree in Physical Chemistry both from California State University, Long Beach.