IRVING, Texas – Neil Duffin, president of ExxonMobil Global Projects Company, has announced his retirement effective April 1, 2021, after 41 years with ExxonMobil. The board of directors of ExxonMobil Global Projects Company intends to elect Jon Gibbs, currently senior vice president with the company, as its president.
Neil Duffin to retire as president of ExxonMobil Global Projects Company; Jon Gibbs to be elected president of ExxonMobil Global Projects Company
Duffin joined Mobil in 1979 in Aberdeen, Scotland, and has held a variety of managerial positions in production, operations and development. In 1992, he was named producing advisor for Europe and Africa, followed by a role as operations and northern North Sea manager. Duffin later was named senior vice president, Mobil Oil Indonesia. He became vice president, ExxonMobil Development Company for Russia, Kazakhstan, and the Middle East in 1999.
Duffin held the role of vice president of ExxonMobil Production Company for Africa in 2004, and became executive vice president of ExxonMobil Development Company in 2006. He was elected president of ExxonMobil Development Company in 2007, followed by president of ExxonMobil Production Company in 2017. He assumed his current role as president of ExxonMobil Global Projects Company in 2019.
Gibbs joined Exxon Company USA in 1993 as an engineer and has held increasingly senior roles throughout his career, including management positions in Nigeria and Angola. In 2011, he worked in Irving, Texas as senior upstream advisor, and was named the lead country manager for Indonesia in 2013.
Gibbs returned to Houston in 2016 as ExxonMobil Development Company vice president for Asia Pacific and Middle East and was appointed president of ExxonMobil Global Services Company in 2019. He holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla.