USA: Management Changes Exxon Mobil Announces Retirement of Malcom Farrant and Michael Dolan

Editor: Alexander Stark

Exxon Mobil announced the retirement of Malcolm Farrant as vice president of human resources and of the company's senior vice president Michael J. Dolan.

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Exxon Mobil announced several changes to the company's leadership.
Exxon Mobil announced several changes to the company's leadership.
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Irving/USA — Exxon Mobil said that Malcolm Farrant, vice president of human resources, has elected to retire after 35 years. The board of directors has elected Tracey Gunnlaugsson, president of Sea River Maritime, as vice president of human resources, effective August 1, 2018.

Farrant, a native of the UK, joined Mobil Corporation in 1983. He held several management positions with increasing responsibilities in marketing, lubricants and refining in the United Kingdom, Europe and Singapore. In 2006, he was transferred to the United States and was appointed vice president, Basestocks, Specialties & Asphalt, Exxon Mobil Lubricants & Specialties Company. In 2010, Farrant was appointed downstream business analysis and financial reporting manager for Exxon Mobil. Farrant was made executive assistant to the chairman in 2011 and elected to his current position in 2012.

He will be succeeded by Tracey Gunnlaugsson who joined Exxon Shipping in 1991 as a US merchant marine deck officer and held various positions within Sea River and Exxon Mobil Refining and Supply Company before becoming manager of US products supply operations in 2004. In 2007, she returned to the shipping organization as commercial operations manager and in 2008, moved to Exxon Mobil Corporation headquarters in Irving, Texas, where she held a variety of advisory positions in investor relations, safety and environment, and strategic planning.

In 2012, she became pipelines and distribution manager for Imperial Oil in Calgary, Canada and in 2014, returned to Exxon Mobil Refining and Supply as manager of product optimization for the Americas. In 2016, Gunnlaugsson was appointed to her current position as president and CEO of Sea River Maritime, an Exxon Mobil marine affiliate.

Senior Vice President Michael Dolan to Retire

Michael J. Dolan, senior vice president of Exxon Mobil, has announced his intention to retire, effective Aug. 1, 2018, after 38 years of service. Dolan was elected to his current position as senior vice president and a member of the corporation's Management Committee in 2008. He held a number of managerial positions before becoming vice president of petrochemical Americas in 1998.

Following the merger of Exxon and Mobil in 1999, he became regional director in Exxon Mobil Chemical Company for the Middle East and Africa. In 2001, he became executive vice president of Exxon Mobil Saudi Arabia.

He returned to the US as deputy to the president of Exxon Mobil Refining & Supply Company in 2003 and was appointed president of Exxon Mobil Chemical Company in 2004.

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