Rex W. Tillerson is chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation, a position he assumed in 2006. A native of Wichita Falls, Mr. Tillerson attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. Upon graduation in 1975, he joined Exxon Company, USA.
Mr. Tillerson has worked on energy projects all over the world – from the oil fields of Texas and Oklahoma to projects in Yemen and Far East Russia.
As part of his leadership of ExxonMobil, Mr. Tillerson interacts with heads of state and engages key policymakers to expand global supplies of energy through investment, innovation, and cooperation. He is dedicated to promoting energy literacy and substantive public dialogue to help establish sound policies to safely and responsibly meet the energy challenges of the future.
Mr. Tillerson is also active in a wide variety of citizenship efforts. These efforts include promoting high standards in education, increasing outreach to youth through the Boy Scouts of America, and improving educational opportunities for children of all backgrounds – especially in science, technology, engineering, and math.