Darren W. Woods has been elected president of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) and a member of the board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2016. The election of Woods, who is currently senior vice president of the corporation, was made during a meeting of the ExxonMobil board of directors on Wednesday. With the addition of Woods, the ExxonMobil board comprises 13 directors, 11 of whom are non-employee directors.
Woods was elected to his current position of senior vice president and a member of the management committee of the corporation on June 1, 2014. He joined Exxon Company International in 1992 as a planning analyst. Woods held a number of domestic and international assignments for ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co., ExxonMobil Chemical Co., and Exxon Company International, and served as manager of investor relations for Exxon Mobil Corp.
Woods held positions as vice president of supply and transportation and director of refining for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co. and vice president of ExxonMobil Chemical Co. In 2012, he was appointed president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co. and a vice president of the corporation.
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.