ExxonMobil has chosen Darren W. Woods to be president and a member of the company's board of directors, effective 1 January 2016. Woods is currently senior vice president of the corporation.
Rex W. Tillerson will continue his roles of chairman of the board and CEO.
Woods was elected to his current position of senior vice president and a member of the management committee of the corporation 1 June 2014.
A native of Wichita, Kansas, Woods earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
He joined Exxon Co. International in 1992 as a planning analyst. He held a number of domestic and international assignments for ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company, ExxonMobil Chemical Co. and Exxon Co. International, and he served as manager of investor relations for ExxonMobil Corp.