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Feb 02, 2022

ExxonMobil names Jennifer Driscoll as vice president of investor relations

Energy company saw booming fourth-quarter profits amid oil-price rise

ExxonMobil has appointed Jennifer Driscoll as its new vice president of investor relations, effective February 7. She will succeed Stephen Littleton, who has announced his decision to retire after 30 years working at the energy giant.

An experienced IR professional, Driscoll joins from Caterpillar where she served as director of IR for the last three years. Prior to that, she held senior IR roles at DuPont de Nemours, Campbell Soup Company and Best Buy.

‘We welcome Jennifer to ExxonMobil and will leverage her knowledge and experience to enhance our communication with shareholders,’ says Kathryn Mikells, the company’s CFO, in a statement.

‘I’d like to thank Stephen for his many contributions to the company’s success during his career and wish him all the best in retirement.’

IR changes

Littleton first joined Exxon Company in 1992, working as a financial analyst at the Baytown Refinery in Texas. Prior to IR, his roles included assistant controller of the corporation and vice president for business services at Exxon’s fuels and lubricants business.

This week, Exxon reported Q4 profits of $8.87 bn, its largest in seven years, with sales boosted by strong oil prices. It also revealed it had initiated a previously announced $10 bn share repurchase program.

A key part of Driscoll’s role will be helping Exxon communicate its ESG strategy. Last month, the energy company announced an ambition to reach net-zero greenhouse gasses across operating assets by 2050, alongside a series of shorter-term targets.