Former Chairman & CEO, ExxonMobil Corporation
Lee R. Raymond was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of ExxonMobil
from 1999 until he retired in December 2005.
ExxonMobil’s principal business is energy, involving exploration for and production of
crude oil and natural gas, manufacture of petroleum and petrochemical products, and
transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas, petroleum and petrochemical products.
Mr. Raymond had been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Exxon
Corporation from 1993 until its merger with Mobil Oil Corporation in 1999, having begun
his career in 1963 with Exxon. He was a director of Exxon Mobil Corporation (1984-2005).
Since 2001, he has been a Director of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and a Director of J.P. Morgan
& Co. (incorporated from 1987 to 2000).
Mr. Raymond graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1960 and received a PhD
from the University of Minnesota in Chemical Engineering in 1963. He is a Director of
the Business Council for International Understanding, a Trustee of the Wisconsin Alumni
Research Foundation, an Emeritus Trustee of the Mayo Clinic, a member of the Innovations
in Medicine Leadership Council of UT Southwestern Medical Center, a member of the
National Academy of Engineering, and a member and past Chairman of the National
During his long tenure at ExxonMobil and its predecessors, Mr. Raymond gained important
experience in all aspects of business management, including audit and financial reporting,
risk management, executive compensation, marketing, and operating in a regulated industry.
He has extensive international business experience.