Rex W Tillerson is the chairman and CEO of the Exxon Mobil Corporation. A native of Wichita Falls, Texas, Tillerson earned a BSc in civil engineering at the University of Texas at Austin before joining Exxon in 1975 as a production engineer.
He assumed his current position on 1 January 2006. Tillerson is a director and a member of the Executive Committee nad Policy Committee of the American Petroleum Institute.
He is also a director of the USA-Russia Business Council and a trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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.