New York, N.Y., November 6, 2007 – The United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s top global companies, announced that Mark W. Albers, senior vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation, has been elected a vice chair of the organization.
“Mark Albers exemplifies the global outlook and commitment to policy leadership toward which our members strive,” said USCIB Chairman William G. Parrett. “We are delighted that he will carry forward ExxonMobil’s strong support for USCIB’s work.”
Mr. Albers was also elected to USCIB’s Board of Trustees and will serve on USCIB’s Executive Committee, which functions as the organization’s board of directors.
Born in Calgary, Alberta and raised in Texas, Mr. Albers joined ExxonMobil in 1979 and has held a variety of managerial positions in development, operations, production and engineering. Following assignments in Texas and New Jersey, he moved to Esso Australia in 1991 as technical manager, and later operations manager. He also held positions as the company’s Alaska interests manager and as production manager for the western United States.
In 2001, Mr. Albers became vice president for Africa (Chad/Nigeria) for ExxonMobil Development Company in Houston. He went on to serve at ExxonMobil headquarters in Irving, Texas as executive assistant to the company’s chairman, prior to becoming president of ExxonMobil Development Company in October 2004.
Mr. Albers is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Institution of Engineers Australia, the CEO Forum, and he serves on the Texas A&M Engineering Advisory Council. He holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University.
USCIB promotes an open system of global commerce in which business can flourish and contribute to economic growth, human welfare and protection of the environment. Its membership includes more than 300 U.S. companies, professional service firms and associations whose combined annual revenues exceed $3.5 trillion. As American affiliate of the leading international business and employers organizations, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide and works to facilitate international trade.