Rex Tillerson

“The dominant energy source in the future will continue to be oil and natural gas.”
Chairman and CEO

CEO ExxonMobil, 2006- present
President of Exxon Mobil Corporation, 2001-2006
Executive Vice President of ExxonMobil Development Company, 1999-2001

Vice president of Exxon Ventures (CIS) and Esso Exploration and Production Khorat and president of Exxon Neftegas Limited with responsibility for Exxon's holdings in Russia and the Caspian Sea, 1998-1999
President of Exxon Yemen Inc.1995-1998

Trustee for Center for Strategic and International Studies, current
Member of American Petroleum Institute, current

Born March 23, 1952, in Wichita Falls, Texas, Rex Tillerson graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in civil engineering. He joined The Exxon Company, U.S.A., in 1975 as an engineer.

Tillerson is a member of the Executive Committee and Policy Committee of the American Petroleum Institute. He is also a trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In addition, he is a member of the National Petroleum Council, the Business Roundtable and its Energy Task Force, an honorary trustee of the Business Council for International Understanding, and a member of the Emergency Committee for American Trade.

Under Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil has become the most profitable company in the world.

Though Mr. Tillerson has publicly affirmed the reality of global warming and the necessity to enact regulations on greenhouse gasses, ExxonMobil continues to fund global warming denial organizations under his watch.


''We recognize that greenhouse gas emissions are one of the factors affecting climate change.''

“It doesn't do the consumer a lot of good to substitute an alternative fuel that costs $5 for gasoline that costs $4.”

“The dominant energy source in the future will continue to be oil and natural gas.”

"If you want to live by the precautionary principle, then crawl up in a ball and live in a cave."

“And as human beings as a -- as a -- as a species, that's why we're all still here. We have spent our entire existence adapting, OK? So we will adapt to this. Changes to weather patterns that move crop production areas around -- we'll adapt to that. It's an engineering problem, and it has engineering solutions. And so I don't -- the fear factor that people want to throw out there to say we just have to stop this, I do not accept."

"And the consequences of a misstep by any member of our industry -- and I'm speaking again about the shale revolution -- the consequences of a misstep in a well, while large to the immediate people that live around that well, in the great scheme of things are pretty small, and even to the immediate people around the well, they could be mitigated."


Rex Tillerson was paid $34.9 million in 2011, a 20% increase from 2010.