Rex W. Tillerson (born March 23, 1952, in Wichita Falls, Texas) is the current Chairman, President, and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation, positions previously held by Lee Raymond.
Tillerson graduated from Huntsville (Texas) High School in 1970. He was the recipient of a B.S. from The University of Texas at Austin in civil engineering. During his time at the UT-Austin, he was involved with the Tejas Club, Longhorn Band, and Alpha Phi Omega.. In 2006 he was named a Distinguished Engineering Graduate.
Tillerson joined The Exxon Company, U.S.A., in 1975 as an engineer. He held various positions with Exxon, domestically and internationally. In 1995, he became president of Exxon Yemen Inc. and Esso Exploration and Production Khorat Inc. In 1998, he became a vice president of Exxon Ventures (CIS) and president of Exxon Neftegas Limited with responsibility for Exxon's holdings in Russia and the Caspian Sea. In 1999, with the merger of Exxon and Mobil, he was named Executive Vice President of ExxonMobil Development Company.