Robert S. Franklin
President, ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Company
Rob graduated from the University of Leeds in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
After joining Mobil Corporation in 1981, he held a series of upstream engineering, operational and commercial positions in the U.K., Canada and the U.S.A.
In 1994 Rob became Asset Manager for Mobil's producing operations in the Southern North Sea, and in 1997 he accepted the assignment as Managing Director of Mobil Gas Marketing (U.K.) based in London. Following the Exxon Mobil merger in 1999 Rob became European Gas Marketing Manager for ExxonMobil International Limited.
In 2001 Rob moved to Houston, Texas, to become Vice President of New Business Development for ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Company with global responsibility for the commercial development of ExxonMobil's major new-area gas ventures.
In 2007 Rob was appointed Executive Assistant to the Chairman of Exxon Mobil Corporation, based in Irving, Texas.
In 2008 Rob was appointed U.K. Lead Country Manager & Vice President - Production, Europe, Caspian & Russia based in London.
In May 2009 Rob was appointed President, ExxonMobil Upstream Ventures based in Houston, Texas.
In March 2013 Rob assumed his current position.
Rob is married with 2 children.
Robert S. Franklin will speak in Session 14: “Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Growth”.